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Qatar hoping FIFA arrests don’t tarnish image of 2022 World Cup


Qatar hoping FIFA arrests don’t tarnish image of 2022 World Cup

Officials fear spotless track-record may be damaged following corruption charges

Following this morning’s raid on a luxury hotel in Zurich that saw several FIFA executives arrested over accusations of corruption, officials in Qatar have revealed that there are concerns over how the latest controversy might affect its 2022 World Cup.

“We’ve always been hugely proud in the manner we’ve conducted ourselves regarding the upcoming World Cup,” said a source.

“From the transparent nature of the bidding process to the construction of our world-class stadiums, our track record in bringing together the planet’s most spectacular sporting event has been met with widespread celebration and applause. It would be terrible should the actions of a corrupt few tarnish our otherwise spotless achievements.”

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  1. Marco (@marcoalza)

    May 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

    It would be sad if these allegations meant that innocent people have their ‘holier than thou’ reputations tarnished. I for one cannot wait for the World Cup in air conditioned stadia enjoying ice cold beer. Seems like heaven to me…

  2. Anonymous

    May 27, 2015 at 11:12 am

    The officials arrested appear to be behind the massive abuse and mistreatment of migrant labor.

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