The names of Ghanim Bin Saad Al-Saad Al-Kawari, the “Qatari Diar” Group he chairs and Qatar Charity also appear in investigations conducted by the US FBI and the Brazilian judiciary into Qatar’s corruption of a number of voters within FIFA, in order to obtain the organisation of the 2022 Football World Cup.
These investigations in turn refer to the financial arrangement of the Veolia case. The trace of part of the commission money relating to this case was found on an account of PASCHE bank in Monaco, and it is from this account that transfers have been made to FIFA members to buy their votes.
The most famous of these personalities whose vote Qatar bought is former Brazilian football league president Ricardo Teixeira, who was, at the time of the votes, a member of FIFA’s executive board. He received, from the said account of the PASCHE bank in Monaco, a transfer of 22 million dollars in return for directing his vote in favour of Qatar.