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FIFA President Sepp Blatter Admits That Giving The 2022 World Cup To Qatar Was A ‘Mistake’

By Chris Wright

Switzerland 2022 Soccer WCup Announcement

Speaking in an interview with Swiss news outlet RTS, Sepp Blatter was asked if he thought handing the 2022 World Cup duties to Qatar was an error because of the Gulf atoll’s blistering 50ºc summer temperatures

Blatter replied: “Yes, of course. You know, everyone makes mistakes in life.”

“The technical report indicated clearly that it was too hot in summer,” he continued.

“But despite that, the executive committee decided with quite a big majority that the tournament would be in Qatar.”

Footage of the interview is available here.

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By Chris on May 16th, 2014 in FAIL, Newsnow, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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6 Responses to “FIFA President Sepp Blatter Admits That Giving The 2022 World Cup To Qatar Was A ‘Mistake’”

  1. Joe says:

    “Yes, of course. You know, everyone makes mistakes in life.”

    True, but not everyone is allowed to make such huge errors of judgement in thier careers and get away with it. Never mind Sepp, you’ve only degraded the world’s most popular sporting event. The main thing you’re resposible for. No biggie.

  2. Milkchew says:

    Sepp Bellend Blatter.

  3. One Man Went to Mow. says:

    Is it a mistake if you know what you’re doing is wrong even before you do it?

  4. stoffel says:

    Cep Platter more like

  5. Sjakie Meulemans says:

    Never mind the temperature, how about the dozens of workers that have already died building the stadiums? It’s a total farce to let a country like that host such a major event.

  6. Adrian says:

    He admits it after all the bribe money has been spent

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