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Sports World Cup rights will be taken away from Qatar- FIFA executive member Theo Zwanziger

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FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger has revealed that he believes the 2022 World Cup hosting rights will be stripped from Qatar.

Qatar has been coming up against severe opposition since they won the hosting of the World Cup in 2010,with many people kicking against staging the tournament there owing to their hot temperature.

The former president of the German Football Association (DFB) is of the opinion that no guarantees can be provided against potential health problems for fans, despite Qatar’s plan to implement cooling technologies at stadiums, making hosting the event an unrealistic proposition.

“I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar,” Zwanziger told Sport Bild on Monday.

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

"They [the Qatari organisers] may be able to cool the stadiums but a World Cup does not take place only there.

"Fans from around the world will be coming and travelling in this heat and the first life-threatening case will trigger an investigation by a state prosecutor.

"That is not something that FIFA Exco members want to answer for."


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