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Qatar bid chief slams 'ignorance'

July 12, 2011
The chief executive of Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid believes "prejudice'' is behind the allegations of corruption against the bid.

Mohamed Bin Hammam, the country's representative on the FIFA executive committee and a key figure in bringing the showpiece tournament to his nation, has been provisionally suspended by the world governing body and will face an ethics committee hearing next week after being accused of bribing officials during the voting process.

FIFA members Issa Hayatou, ...

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