World Cup 2022 controversy

Blatter and Platini face Qatar backlash

January 14, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
The scrutiny on FIFA president Sepp Blatter has intensified after Qatar declared they will not host the 2022 World Cup in winter, insisting it was "never our interest to change one week beyond June and July".

• Platini: Qatar can share cup
• Blatter wants winter World Cup

In Zurich last month, FIFA delegates voted to hold the tournament in the tiny Gulf nation but, since the decision was made, Blatter has attempted to exert his power by leading calls ...

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