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FIFA: Gulf crisis won’t affect World Cup plans in Qatar

Image of FIFA flag [Thomas Couto/Flickr]
FIFA flag [Thomas Couto/Flickr]

The International Football Association (FIFA) chief said the current crisis in the Gulf region will not affect the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“At the moment, we are actually facing a diplomatic crisis in Qatar. However, I am convinced and optimistic that the situation in the region will be relaxed again,” said FIFA President, Giovanni Infantino.

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“Obviously, if football can make a small contribution, in any way, to an improvement, I will not hesitate to offer my help,” he added.

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Last week, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and closed all borders with their Gulf neighbour.

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