2022 World Cup stays in Qatar says FIFA's Infantino
April 22 2016 11:53 AM
FIFA President Gianni Infantino listens to journalists' questions during a press conference in Doha
FIFA President Gianni Infantino listens to journalists' questions during a press conference in Doha

AFP/Doha

Gianni Infantino on his first visit to Qatar as FIFA president insisted on Friday that the 2022 World Cup would be hosted there as planned.

Asked if the Gulf state would keep the tournament despite allegations of labour abuse, Infantino told reporters in Doha: ‘Of course, the World Cup will take place in Qatar in 2022.’

Infantino also announced a new independent committee would be set up to monitor working conditions for labourers at Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadiums.

He said the oversight body will be led by FIFA and comprise members of civil society.

Last updated: April 22 2016 01:39 PM


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