Qatar to English FA: We deserve World Cup (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Friday, May 14, 2010 file photo, a car passes by a giant billboard advertising the Qatar bid for FIFA soccer World Cup 2022 in Doha, Qatar. The new head of the English Football Association on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, called on FIFA to consider taking the World Cup off Qatar, adding to mounting criticism of the decision to give the 2022 tournament to the tiny desert nation. Qatar triumphed three years ago despite the bid being declared

LONDON (AP) — Insisting they deserve the chance to stage the World Cup, Qatar’s soccer leaders on Saturday disagreed with their English counterparts for suggesting FIFA reconsider it as host of the 2022 tournament.

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