Qatar Politics Guide

  • The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday. "I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," the German told Sport Bild on Monday. "Medics say that they cannot accept responsibility with a World Cup taking place under these conditions," the former German football (DFB) chief, who is now a member of the world soccer's governing body FIFA that awarded the tournament to Qatar in 2010.
  • Fifa’s chief investigator has asked The Sunday Times to provide him with all the evidence from its investigation into allegations of corruption surrounding the vote to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The Telegraph has learnt that Michael J Garcia is willing to examine any material obtained by the media in recent weeks, despite having announced that his inquiry had concluded on Monday.