FIFA statement
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The comment by the FIFA President concerning the organisation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ to Swiss TV station RTS is in line with previous comments on this matter.

As explained in his answer to the journalist, the FIFA President reiterated that the decision to organise the World Cup in summer was an “error” based on the technical assessment report of the bid, which had highlighted the extremely hot temperatures in summer in Qatar.

At no stage did he question Qatar as hosts of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.