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FIFA closely monitors Qatar’s preparations for 2022 World Cup

Логотип TASS TASS 05.06.2017 TASS

MOSCOW, June 5. /TASS/. The world governing body of football, FIFA, is keeping a close eye on the recent political developments concerning Qatar, which will be hosting the matches of the 2022 World Cup, a spokesperson for FIFA told TASS on Monday.

Earlier on Monday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrein, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, as well as Libya’s National Transition Council and Maldives announced severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar. Some of the countries at the issue announced a temporary ban of air flights with Qatar.

"FIFA is in regular contact with the Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy handling matters relating to the 2022 FIFA World Cup," according to the official statement from FIFA’s spokesperson.

Answering a question regarding the possible impact of the current political developments on the Qatar’s ongoing preparations to host the much-anticipated quadrennial global tournament, FIFA’s spokesperson added that: "We have no further comments for the time being."

Qatar won the right for hosting the matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on December 2, 2010.


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