No, Qatar has not been stripped of the World Cup

No, Qatar has not been stripped of the World Cup

News appeared to spread rapidly across social media on Monday morning that Qatar would not be hosting the 2022 World Cup.

However, the Gulf state has not actually been stripped of the tournament by Fifa, the world's governing body.

The source of the confusion stems from quotes given by a member of the Fifa executive committee, Theo Zwanziger, to the German Sport Bild newspaper.

I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar.

Medics say that they cannot accept responsibility with a World Cup taking place under these conditions.

  • Theo Zwanziger

Fifa is reportedly looking to move the tournament away from the state because of the extreme summer temperatures, but is yet to make an official decision on the matter.

As you were. For now.

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