So, there's four years remaining to block this fraud from happening. Or 3.5 even, as you'd imagine the countries touted with being the emergency replacement (Germany, France, UK) would even with their existing infrastructure need six months notice to put in place plans regarding transport, security, visa procedures etc.
Will it go ahead, in your opinion? I simply can't see how it can if a boycott from the heavy hitters can be organised. If the English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German and Italian FA refuse to interrupt their leagues in the middle of winter, FIFA are not going to throw these national teams out of the competition (assuming they've all qualified). Too many players from the big nations play in England, Spain, Germany and Italy- too many representing the African teams play in Ligue 1 and Eredevise. If they don't play ball they'll be essentially left with an Asian only tournament.
If the individual FA's fail to act, clubs could feasibly refuse to release their players. The winter interruption, combined with the wear and tear of playing an additional month after mid May 2023 with presumably no rest will undoubtedly effect the final standings at the tops of the European domestic tables , is beyond any obligation clubs surely have to release players for international duty.
Fraud aside, from what I recall Qatar was flogged as a summer tournament on pie n the sky technology about air conditioned stadia that just wasn't practical. They failed to deliver on it, take it off them, fraud or no fraud.
So, when is the beginning of the end of this farce going to begin? Because the longer is goes on the harder it will be to find a willing replacement host.