Qatar’s neighbours could host Cup games

December 9, 2010

Qatar’s neighbours could host some matches during the World Cup in 2022, the head of the international governing body, said in an interview to the French daily L’Equipe.

Qatar was last week picked as the host of the quadrennial championship, making it the first Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern country to organise the world’s most popular games.

“With Qatar, football has opened up to a new world and a new culture,” Fifa President Sepp Blatter said.

“The Arab world has tried several times to host the World Cup, through Morocco and Egypt. Now they can legitimately claim the right to stage the games,” Blatter told the French sports daily.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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