Qatar 2022 World Cup: Designing a Context-Based Decision-Making Approach

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  • 1 Towson University
  • | 2 National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
  • | 3 University of Guelph
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The case presents a challenging decision that the new Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President faced with the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Specifically, the issues surround the agreement that the President signed a year after his election with Qatar Airways and the allegations made against the 2022 World Cup host country, Qatar, for human rights violations and state-sponsored terrorism. Right after the allegation was made against Qatar, the President formed an advisory group to help prepare him to make a rational decision on the case. You have been appointed as the members of the advisory board that is tasked with investigating and making recommendations on the President’s challenge of keeping his campaign promises of restoring FIFA’s image and raising more money for the federation.

Abeza and Braunstein-Minkove are with the Department of Kinesiology, Towson University, Towson, MD, USA. Boesen is an Attorney-at-law with the National Olympic Committee and the Sports Confederation of Denmark, Dansk Boldspil-Union, Broendby, Denmark. O’Reilly is with the College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Abeza (gabeza@towson.edu) is corresponding author.

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