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FIFA 'Considering Stripping Qatar Of 2022 World Cup'

FIFA 'Considering Stripping Qatar Of 2022 World Cup'

Shock reports claim Qatar are in danger of having the 2022 World Cup taken off them.

There have been regular reports about human rights being exploited in the Middle East country in preparation for the showpiece in four years time, with safety, poor wages and general treatment of the workers coming into serious scrutiny.

And as per German news outlet Focus, who cite the Saudi Arabian sports minister Turki Al-Sheikh as their source, FIFA are considering stripping Qatar of the World Cup.

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An official decision is to be announced in the summer, but it's said that if the world football governing body do not feel Qatar are fit to host the tournament, England or the United States are the two leading nations to take the reins.

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Image: PA
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In a recent news conference, FIFA president Gianni Infantino denied the claims, saying:

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"We are confident that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be up to expectations."

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Topics: Football News, 2022 World Cup, Football, England, Qatar, 2022 FIFA World Cup, World Cup, USA

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