Two German public broadcasting networks, ARD and WDR, recently partnered to film a documentary about the goings-on in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup. “The Selling of Football – Sepp Blatter and the Power of FIFA” is set to air on German television tonight, and according to WDR (translated), “provides new evidence that (corruption was involved in) the World Cup awarded to Russia 2018 and Qatar in 2022.”
Reports surfaced that during filming, several journalists and members of the film crews for the networks were arrested and detained by Qatari officials for several days. Some of their footage is said to have been erased, and equipment was allegedly destroyed.
“The WDR team was arrested during a shooting with workers in the Qatari capital Doha, then interrogated by the State Security, the prosecutor, and only released after 14 hours…WDR employees were detained in Qatar for five days left until the Qatari foreign minister…
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