The view from Asia

Power struggle ahead of Qatar 2022

April 7, 2013
By John Duerden
Hassan al-Thawadi is the general secretary of the 2022 Qatar Supreme Committee and a Liverpool fan. His opponent in the upcoming election to win a place on FIFA's Executive Committee is Sheikh Salman, who supports Manchester United. Usually, that would be a nice little bit of spice to add to the main dish, but the whole campaign itself is a sideshow. Wherever al-Thawadi goes, everyone just wants to know about 2022.

It's understandable. Qatar's World Cup is never out of the headlines, with ...

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