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FIFA received a letter with a demand to deprive Qatar 2022 world Cup

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“The FIFA President has not received a letter with these requirements and, accordingly, cannot comment. As we have repeatedly stated, FIFA is constantly working in contact with the organizing Committee of the world Cup in Qatar and the Supreme Committee of Qatar heritage and monitors issues related to the 2022 world Cup”, — quotes the press attache FIFA edition Supersport.com.

Previously, the Agency Reuters with reference to the Swiss version of The Local newspaper reported that six Arab countries demanded from FIFA to move the 2022 world Cup from Qatar. A written request, FIFA asked Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. According to the Agency, they pointed out that Qatar cannot host the world Cup at the proper level and to ensure the safety of fans, as the country is a “base of terrorists”. The sponsoring countries threatened to boycott the tournament if FIFA does not satisfy their requirements .

“These countries have alerted FIFA about the risks for fans and players in Qatar”, — quotes Agency the statement of the head of FIFA, Gianni Infantino.

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