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Bin Hammam says Qatar alone host 2022 WCup

Bin Hammam says Qatar alone host 2022 WCup

Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed bin Hammam says the 2022 World Cup should not be spread beyond Qatar to neighboring countries but says the entire Gulf region will benefit economically.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the Asian Cup final Saturday, bin Hammam _ who is Qatari _ said the impact of the tournament "will be huge" for the region as a result of increased tourism and infrastructure projects.
The idea of Qatar sharing the World Cup was raised by FIFA President Sepp Blatter within days of the Dec. 2 decision to send the 2022 tournament to the tiny emirate. Spreading the tournament across the Gulf had also been endorsed FIFA Vice President Michel Platini.


Updated : 2021-04-17 15:56 GMT+08:00