Qatar: 'No fears over World Cup move'

Qatar's secretary general of their 2022 Supreme Committee insists that he has no concerns over the World Cup being moved from their country.

The secretary general of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has insisted that he has no concerns over the World Cup being played in the country.

FIFA's decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup has come under heavy scrutiny, and the governing body are due to look into the possibility of moving the tournament to the winter in order to avoid the stifling summer heat.

Some parties have been calling for the competition to be moved to a different country altogether, but Hassan Al Thawadi is confident that such an action will not be taken after FIFA ruled out the possibility.

"Have we ever had any fears? No, because we are confident of our situation and we are confident of our position - simple," Al Thawadi is quoted as saying by PA.

"Did you hear what was said by FIFA? For us, we are always comfortable and confident that the World Cup will not move from Qatar. It's a confirmation of what we have always said from the beginning."

FIFA are expected to appoint a task force to begin looking into moving the tournament to the winter tomorrow.

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