Mohamed bin Hamad Al-Thani, left, Chairman of the 2022 bid committee, and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, hold the World Cup trophy in front of FIFA Secretary General. (File/AP)

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

  • A former CIA officer has spied on top soccer officials for years while working for Qatar, an AP investigation found
  • The surveillance work included having someone pose as a photojournalist to keep tabs on a rival nation’s bid and deploying a Facebook honeypot
By AP ·