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Fifa World Cup 2022: Why did the previous FIFA president call awarding Qatar the World Cup "a grave mistake"?

Fifa World Cup 2022: Why did the previous FIFA president call awarding Qatar the World Cup "a grave mistake"?

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The opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place on November 20 between hosts Qatar and Ecuador.

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By the way, there has always been opposition to the choice to host Qatar. Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA, has now also made a significant statement on Qatar.

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By the way, convincing Qatar to host has been a source of controversy from the start.

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Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA, has now also made a significant statement on Qatar. By awarding Qatar the right to host the World Cup, Blatter acknowledged that he had made a serious error.

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Football and the World Cup are very important to Qatar, according to Sepp Blatter. In my capacity as FIFA President at the time, I made a poor decision.

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According to Blatter, FIFA amended the selection criteria in 2012 in response to concerns over the working conditions at Qatari building sites for the event.

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During Sepp Blatter's presidency in 2010, Qatar was given the hosting honours.

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Since then, there have been claims that there was fraud in the hosting tendering process.

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In recent months, Qatar has been charged with violating human rights.

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In addition to this, media outlets also reported on allegations of corruption in the FIFA World Cup construction project.