The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Tuesday said it was communicating with the Qatari Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body responsible for organizing the World Cup 2022, after the rift between the Gulf country and some Arab nations.The committee did not comment on the events taking place at present.
Meanwhile, Reinhard Grindel, president of the German Football Association (DFB), said that the DFB will discuss the “new, complex political situation” with Qatar’s federal government.”There are still five years to go before the World Cup starts. During this time priority should be given to political solutions rather than threats of boycott,” Grindel added in a statement.
“But one thing is clear. The football community worldwide should agree that…major tournaments should not be played in countries that actively support terror,” he added.The comments followed news that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE, alongside other Arab countries, have announced severing their diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and Iran.
Various airlines, particularly from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have announced suspending their flights to and from Qatar.
Report By: Engr. Shahid Mahmood
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