Reconsider Qatar World Cup: German football chief

Updated: 01 June 2011 14:33 IST

The head of Germany's football federation, Theo Zwanziger, called Wednesday for FIFA to re-examine the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar over bribery allegations.

Reconsider Qatar World Cup: German football chief
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Berlin:

The head of Germany's football federation, Theo Zwanziger, called Wednesday for FIFA to re-examine the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar over bribery allegations.

"I think there is a significant degree of suspicion that one cannot just dismiss," Zwanziger told ZDF public television, when asked about calls to take away the event from Qatar because of the accusations.

"And that is why I reckon that the awarding of this World Cup must be re-examined with regard to these concerns," he said.

Zwanziger's plea comes 48 hours after Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers "categorically denied" any wrongdoing, after claims by suspended FIFA vice-president Jack Warner that the country had "bought" the world's biggest sports extravaganza.

Topics : Football Federation Internationale de Football Association
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