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Qatar: FIFA troubles will 'not impact' on 2022

2015-06-03 18:53
Workers use heavy machinery at a stadium in Doha, Qatar, being built for the 2022 World Cup. (Maya Alleruzzo, AP)

Doha - Qatar's World Cup football organisers said on Wednesday that recent events at FIFA would "not impact" on the country's preparations for its hosting of the controversial 2022 tournament.

In its first direct statement about football's governing body since Tuesday's resignation of long-time president Sepp Blatter, the supreme committee for delivery & legacy said: "The recent events at FIFA will not impact on our preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup."

The committee said it was "ahead of schedule" as work had begun on five of the stadiums which will be used during the tournament.

It also added that it was used to attacks on its hosting of the World Cup.

"Qatar has faced criticism from the moment we won the right to bring this tournament to the Middle East for the first time.

"We remain committed to using the World Cup as a platform to break down prejudice and misconceptions, while leaving a lasting legacy for our country and the rest of the region."

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