June 20, 2024
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Awarding Qatar the 2022 FIFA world cup a mistake-Sepp Blatter

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the decision by the world football governing body to award Qatar the 2022 world cup was a mistake.

The 86 year old was president of FIFA IN 2010 when Qatar was handed the hosting right.

His comment come on the back end of criticism levelled against the gulf state on its stance on the drinking of alcohol in public , same-sex relationship, human rights records and the treatment of migrant workers which according to reports revealed some 6,000 migrant workers lives were lost during the construction of stadia and other infrastructure for the tournament.

In a recent interview with German broadcaster ZDF, Qatar 2022 world cup ambassador, Khalid Salman described homosexuality as “Damage in the mind” while urging members of the LGBTQI+ community who will be attending the tournament to accept and respect the laws and culture of the Qatari people.

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