FIFA World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar as planned FIFA chief

A Monitor Desk Report 12 Jun, 2017 | 1464 Views|-+
Dhaka: FIFA president Giovanni Infantino has said that he believes the ongoing diplomatic crisis between the Gulf states will not affect the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Infantino said he was confident that diplomatic relations will be restored by the time the tournament begins in around five years time, during an interview with Swiss newspaper Le Matin Dimanche.

“The essential role of FIFA, as I understand it, is to deal with football and not to interfere in geopolitics,” he said.

“At the moment, we are actually facing a diplomatic crisis in Qatar. However, I am convinced and optimistic that the situation in the region will be relaxed again.”

“Obviously, if football can make a small contribution, in any way, to an improvement, I will not hesitate to offer my help.”

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