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Sepp Blatter blasts Qatar heat

May 15, 2013
By Associated Press
LONDON -- Playing the 2022 World Cup in the searing summer heat of Qatar is "not rational and reasonable," FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a newspaper interview.

Despite health concerns included in an official report before the vote, the FIFA executive committee opted for the tiny emirate's bid in 2010. Blatter has repeatedly refused to say if he backed Qatar.

"Whether it's the right choice, that's up to the executive committee," Blatter said in an interview ...

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