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2022 FIFA World Cup controversies

The awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar created a number of concerns and controversies regarding both Qatars suitability as a host country and the fairness of the Federation Internationale de Football Association bidding process. Criticism from a number of media outlets, sporting experts, and human rights groups highlighted problems such as Qatars limited football history, the high expected cost, the local climate, and Qatars human rights record. There have been numerous allegations of bribery between the Qatar bid committee and FIFA members and executives. Several FIFA members ha ...

List of 2006 FIFA World Cup controversies

The 2006 FIFA World Cup generated various controversies, including onfield disputes, critiques of official decisions, and team salary issues. Most centered on specific refereeing decisions, which led many of the worlds media to claim that the referees were spoiling the World Cup. Numerous World Cup records were also set by controversial calls, including Graham Polls three-card error and Valentin Ivanovs record number of cards in a single match. FIFAs "Fair Play" agreement also came under intense scrutiny during the tournament, particularly during the second-round match between Portugal and ...

Criticism of NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing is the sanctioning body for the NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series and the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. NASCAR also administers a number of regional racing series, including the Whelen Modified Tour, and the Whelen All-American Series, as well as international series in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Similar to other professional motor racing leagues and sanctioning bodies, NASCAR has been a target of criticism on a variety of issues. Some critics note the significant differences between present day NASCAR vehicles and true "stock ca ...

Footballism

Footballism is an Iranian, Persian language, popular weekly television program broadcast by Channel 3 in Iran. The host of the program is Amirali Nabavian. The main subject of the program is the criticism of the sociopolitical aspects of football.