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FIFA confirms Qatar as World Cup hosts for 2022

The governing body issued a press release denying Sportbild's report speculating on a possible change of organiser.


FIFA has issued a statement confirming that the World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar. This was in response to an article in German newspaper 'Sportbild', speculating about the possibility of FIFA changing the organiser of the tournament. "FIFA would like to clarify that there will be no new ballot on the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the next FIFA Congress in May 2013 in Mauritius. The facts have not changed since the last statement of the FIFA Ethics Committee", read the statement.

The statement continued: "In its official statement released after its last meeting, the Ethics Committee merely announced that it would conduct a review of allegations referred to the Ethics Committee by FIFA following media reports regarding events surrounding the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups, including the evidentiary basis for and credibility of any allegations of individual misconduct. All other claims in current media reports are completely groundless"

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