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Football: 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar, says FIFA's Theo Zwanziger

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    Football: 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar, says FIFA's Theo Zwanziger - The Economic Times
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    Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022,
    according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member
    on the executive committee of world football's
    governing body FIFA


    BERLIN: Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022,
    according to Theo Zwanziger , the German member on
    the executive committee of world football's governing
    body FIFA.
    "I think that at the end of the day the 2022 World Cup
    will not take place in Qatar," Zwanziger said in an
    interview with Sport Bild Plus.
    The former head of the German football federation
    (DFB) cited high summer temperatures as the reason
    Qatar would lose the right to host football's global
    showpiece.
    "As Mr Zwanziger himself says, it's his personal
    opinion," a FIFA spokesman responded to AFP
    subsidiary SID when asked about the German's
    statement.
    Zwanziger said: "Doctors say, and I had insisted on
    this point in the protocol, that they cannot guarantee
    that a World Cup can be held in summer in these
    conditions."
    While Qatar has reportedly developed stadium cooling
    systems, Zwanziger said "the World Cup involves not
    only stadiums. There are fans coming from the four
    corners of the world who will be concerned by the
    heat".
    "The first incident putting a life in danger will be
    subject to an investigation. And that, nobody in the
    FIFA Executive Committee would want to reply to."
    But in an interview with Die Welt newspaper, Hassan
    al-Thawadi , secretary-general of the Qatar 2022
    organising committee, declared himself "sure that the
    2022 World Cup would take place in Qatar".
    "No, I'm not worried," he said. "Firstly because there's
    no basis to lose the World Cup.
    "And secondly because it's the first World Cup in the
    Middle East. "When people think of this region, it's
    rather in terms of conflict. The World Cup will be an
    occasion to unite peoples. It will leave a positive
    heritage."
    Controversy has plagued FIFA's awarding of the World
    Cup to Qatar in 2010, with summer temperatures in
    the Gulf emirate reaching the upper-40s Celsius.
    The idea of switching the World Cup to cooler winter
    months does not sit comfortably with all officials of
    Europe's big leagues.
    Gas-rich Qatar has also come under the spotlight over
    foreign workers' rights as well as accusations that
    corruption played a part in winning the right to host
    the World Cup.
    Britain's Sunday Times newspaper has alleged that
    former Qatari football boss Mohamed Bin Hammam
    paid more than $5 million (3.7m euros) to gain
    support for the emirate ahead of the vote.
    Qatar has strongly denied the allegations. FIFA's ethic
    committee is to announce in early 2015 the results of
    its investigation into the attribution of not only the
    2022 World Cup to Qatar, but also the 2018 edition to
    Russia.
     
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    Good ,Built on slave labour from the sub continent
     
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    That slave labor would rather do slavery in gulf than die of hunger in subcontinent . Its a larger shortcoming on our part than theirs .