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Qatar could lose World Cup 2022 over increased ‘political risk’


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Qatar could lose World Cup 2022 over increased ‘political risk’
RICHARD PARRY
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Qatar could be in danger of losing the right to host the Fifa World Cup in 2022 after a ‘risk report’ revealed that private discussions have questioned ‘whether or not the tournament will take place as planned’.

Management company Cornerstone Global have conducted a report to evaluate the extent in which the political situation in the region could affect football’s showpiece event.

The report, titled ‘’Qatar in focus: Is the Fifa World Cup 2022 in danger?’, has been obtained by the BBC and reveals that ‘tournament insiders and regional experts have both stated to us that it is far from certain Doha will actually host the tournament’.

A statement from Qatar 2022’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has challenged the legitimacy and motive of the report, insisting that “there is absolutely no risk to the future of the first World Cup in the Middle East”, while accusing the report’s authors of having “affiliation to the countries blockading Qatar”.
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