Qatar Allegedly Hacks Egyptian Soccer Players

Qatar was responsible for stealing the private email communications of eight Egyptian soccer players and other prominent Egyptians who were targeted as part of an extensive hacking scheme that affected over 1,200 international figures of influence, according to documents obtained by Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy.

This is the latest soccer-related controversy to embroil the Gulf emirate ahead of its hosting the 2022 World Cup, which has been mired in scandal and allegations of bribery and fraud.

Over the past two years, Qatar has also been on the receiving end of criticism from its Arabian Gulf neighbors for the harboring and funding of Islamist groups including the U.S.-designated terrorist group, Hamas. (RELATED: Journalist Details Qatari Hacking And Intimidation Of Critics)

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Fahmy, an Egyptian-born award-winning author, revealed the names of the hacked soccer players during a recent press conference in Cairo, including players for

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