Qatar Was 'Confident' on 2022 FIFA World Cup Probe

In a break with FIFA tradition, the 2018 and 2022 tournaments were awarded at the same time, in 2010, leading to claims of horsetrading in the bidding process.

Updated: November 13, 2014 22:10 IST
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A representational photo of the FIFA World Cup which will be held in Qatar in 2022.

Qatar was "confident" it won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup with a "clean" record, a top organising committee official said on Thursday. (FIFA Clears Russia and Qatar)

"We were confident that any impartial investigation was to show that our record was clean and contains no irregularities," Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of the Qatar 2022 organising committee told AFP.

"We were confident of ourselves and of the work we had done," added al-Thawadi, speaking in Riyadh where the Gulf Cup of Nations is taking place.

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