Looks like someone finally found the evidence.
The Sunday Times claims to have seen millions of e-mails detailing payments to officials in the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific designed to secure support for the tiny, gas-rich Middle Eastern emirate's quixotic bid to host the world's most popular sports tournament.
"Bit by bit, we have been unraveling it and finally we hit the mother lode," Sarah Baxter, deputy editor of The Sunday Times, told CNN in an interview.
"We've seen millions of documents that prove without a shadow of doubt that corruption was involved. There is clear evidence linking payments to people who have influence over the decision of who hosted the World Cup.
"You also have a bunch of officials with a bearing on the vote begging favors. They were prepared to sell their influence. What bin Hammam [former president of the Asian Football Confederation] was doing was buying people up who could have influence."
The only shocking thing about this is that there are people who seem shocked by this news. "Millions" of documents? Not only are these guys corrupt, they are horrible at covering their tracks.