Qatar fights back on Allegations regarding World Cup

Posted on 16th June 2014

As fresh allegations continued to be leveled against Qatar with doubts being raised on its ability to host the World Cup 2022 FIFA event by the British tabloids and while investigations are underway by FIFA authorities of the voting process for both the 2018 and 2022 events through an Ethics Committee headed by Michael Garcia, Qatar World Cup 2022 Organizing Committee fought back with an official statement stating they had “nothing to hide” and had “co-operated in a completely open and transparent manner”.

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 "Knowing that we weren't a key player in the football world, we knew we had to work harder than anyone else for our bid to succeed. We knocked on more doors, made more phone calls and took more meetings than our competitors. But in every aspect of the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process, we strictly adhered to FIFA's rules and regulations.”

 The organizers also defended the fact that Qatari football official Mohamed Bin Hammam – the man who is alleged to have bribed officials in return for votes – was not a member of the bid-team, although acknowledged that he sometimes “crossed paths with influential Qatari citizens”.

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