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FIFA executive claims Qatar should not host 2022 World Cup

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Theo Zwanziger has been a part of the FIFA executive committee since 2011 and claims Qatar should be stripped of their hosting rights because extreme heat in the region could lead to legal action against FIFA.

Theo Zwanziger, a FIFA executive committee member, told Sport Bild that he does not think the 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar.

While Zwanziger made it clear he was only expressing his opinion that was not based on any fact he cited the extreme head in the region as his main reason for believing so. The World Cup starts in June and typically temperatures go well above 100-degrees Fahrenheit.

FIFA faced a lot of scrutiny over corruption and bribery allegations after announcing Qatar as the host in 2010 but FIFA president Sepp Blatter has defended his selection.

There are plans to have Qatar build air-conditioned stadiums but that will not help the fan-fare events held outside the stadiums. Zwanziger fears a “life-threatening case” because of the heat will lead to an investigation by a state prosecutor that FIFA just should not want to leave itself open to.

Heat in Brazil was a problem for players but Qatar gets much hotter. Zwanziger said in the interview that “medics say that they cannot accept responsibility with a World Cup taking place under these conditions.”

Blatter has suggested his desire for the tournament to be moved to the winter but the domestic leagues have all protested the idea since it would disrupt their standard schedules.

Eight years seems far away but FIFA really needs to make a decision whether they want to have the tournament in Qatar soon. Qatar World Cup chiefs have insisted there is no possible way the 2022 World Cup will be moved to a different country but Zwanziger brought up the threat of legal action so the conversation of finding a new location must be brought up.

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