FIFA (international Soccer governing body) is about as legitimate as the committee that oversees the Olympics (IOC). They follow the money, that's the only explanation for awarding the biggest sporting event on the planet to Qatar. Qatar has less than 2 million people and has virtually no impact on the health and development of international soccer, apart from the money it must have paid to win this bid. Qatar has LOTS of money.
Japan, Korea, Australia, and the United States were the other contenders. While I would have loved for the U.S. to win the bid, I actually thought Australia deserved it most out of this group. It doesn't matter now, Qatar wins.