Business As Saudis wilt on field, kingdom pursues soccer power grab Updated : June 16, 2018 07:28 PM IST Just when the Saudis had a first World Cup appearance in 12 years to prepare for, the federation has been mounting a power grab of soccer far beyond the kingdom. The Qataris, though, have plowed ahead with preparations to host an event that will put them at the center of the world’s attention: the next World Cup in 2022. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.