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World Cup: FIFA clarifies Sepp Blatter comments about Qatar 2022 vote

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FIFA has moved to clarify an interview with Sepp Blatter in which the world governing body's president suggests the vote to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be re-run.

In the same interview Blatter admitted FIFA's executive committee must accept criticism about the choice of Qatar as the 2022 hosts. He added: "There are always question marks over Qatar because the Executive Committee chose the country democratically despite the existence of FIFA technical reports clearly, very clearly, warning of the difficulties of the tournament being played there, for two reasons: the climate and the size of the country. "Firstly, the temperatures are very high, and secondly the country is small for a World Cup host. "So, the Executive Committee must accept the criticism it is now receiving for its decision."

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