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Qatar as World Cup host wins backing

Former athelete Sebastian Coe defends FIFA decision to choose Qatar as host nation for 2022 football World Cup.

Last Modified: 03 Oct 2013 07:22
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The executive committee of football's governing body will be meeting in Zurich on Thursday and Friday to discuss Qatar's 2022 World Cup.

FIFA will be considering plans to move the event to winter to avoid scorching summer temperatures.

Meanwhile, the man who led the organisation of London's Olympic Games last year has defended FIFA's decision to hand the World Cup to Qatar.

Al Jazeera's Rahul Pathak reports from Doha.

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