FIFA 'in contact' with Qatar over 2022 World Cup

By REUTERS
June 5, 2017 15:04
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ZURICH - Soccer's governing body FIFA said it was in "regular contact" with the organizing committee of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Monday though it did not comment directly on the diplomatic situation involving the Gulf State.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and others severed ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.

FIFA said in an emailed statement that it was "in regular contact with the Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy handling matters relating to the 2022 FIFA World Cup."

"We have no further comments for the time being," it added.

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