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Attacks on Qatar World Cup racist: Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter launched a scathing attack on those he said were "plotting to destroy" world soccer's governing body, and branded some of the criticism of the Qatar World Cup award for 2022 as racist. Bla

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Mistake to award World Cup to Qatar: Blatter

Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a 'mistake' and the tournament will probably have to be held in the winter because of the heat, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said. "Of course, it was a mistake. You k

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Will play World Cup in Qatar, asserts Blatter

Fifa President Sepp Blatter defended under-fire 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar on Tuesday and said criticism of the Gulf country from European media was unfair. Qatar has been beset by problems, with Amnesty International criticising

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France, Germany behind Qatar choice: Blatter

France and Germany should be held to account over the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar because they exerted political pressure to award the 2022 World Cup to the Gulf state, said FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Blatter said fina

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Summer World Cup in Qatar impossible: UEFA

European football federations have agreed it would be "impossible" to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in summer as planned and that a task force will be set up to find an alternative.

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Politics 'influenced' Qatar Cup decision

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said that the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar could have been influenced by political and economic considerations.   “Yes, there

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Qatar may have been 'mistake,' says soccer chief

Awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar may well have been "a mistake", FIFA president Sepp Blatter said for the first time on Monday.   Staging the tournament in the Middle East has caused much controvers

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Fifa chief vows reform, spreads power

The power to award World Cup hosting rights will in future be taken away from an elite group of executives and entrusted instead to Fifa's full 208-member congress, the sport's governing body's president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday as he strove

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Qatar denies wrong-doing in World Cup bid

Qatar denied on Monday any wrong-doing in its bid to stage the 2022 World Cup, after a leaked email from Fifa's general secretary made the claim that it had "bought" hosting rights for the tournament. "Qatar 2022 categorically deny any wro

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Fifa scandal: Bin Hamman suspended

Fifa's ethics committee cleared president Sepp Blatter of any wrongdoing as two of soccer's most senior officials were suspended on Sunday in the worst corruption scandal to blight the sport's governing body. Qatari Mohamed bi

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