Soccer-Awarding World Cup to Qatar was blatant mistake-Zwanziger (Reuters)

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, July 24 (Reuters) – Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar’s desert state was a “blatant mistake” FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Wednesday, adding that staging the tournament in winter would be just as big a problem. German Zwanziger’s attack on the decision to give the tiny energy-rich Gulf state the world’s biggest single sports event comes after FIFA president Sepp Blatter repeated his view that the finals could not be played in the traditional summer slot. …

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