Ecuador players bought?

Media365 editorial staff, published on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1:15 p.m.

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez has responded to rumors that the federation tried to buy several opposing players on the eve of the opening of the World Cup.

Sunday will be the opening match of the World Cup between Qatar and Ecuador. A meeting that the local selection approaches in special conditions. In addition to the many controversies concerning the organization of the tournament and the bans imposed on visitors, there have been rumors of potential corruption likely to annoy the Qataris.

Qatar ‘unfazed’ by rumors

Amjad Taha, an Anglo-Barheini who calls himself an “expert in strategic political affairs and regional manager of the British Center for Middle East Studies and Research”, said a few days ago that Qatar had offered $7.4 million to eight Ecuadorian players to take it easy on Sunday and let their opponents win. Serious allegations, which have not been verified but which nevertheless came to the pre-match press conference through a question posed by a French journalist.

Felix Sanchez, the coach of the “Annabi”, was questioned on this subject. The Spanish technician was calm and firm in his response: “No one can disturb our group and its serenity. We are ready to compete and show our best side. It’s the only thing we’re focused on.” That has the merit of being clear.

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