Football fans call for Qatar to be stripped of World Cup due to terror links

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A group of football fans join a protest against 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar after it was claimed that the nation have been arming terror group Hamas with weapons.

A number of football fans joined a protest against World Cup hosts Qatar yesterday after it was claimed that the country has been arming Islamic extremists Hamas with weapons.

The terrorist organisation are currently in conflict with Israel, which has caused people to urge FIFA to strip Qatar of the football tournament in 2022.

Yesterday, a protest, which was organised by Sussex Friends of Israel and Israeli Forum Task Force, was staged outside the nation's embassy in London.

"Football fans deserve better," the Daily Star quotes spokesman Simon Cobbs as saying.

The Qatar bid has been under scrutiny for some time, with many officials calling for the tournament to be moved to winter due to the extreme heat in the summer months.

Picture of the logo of the Global football's governing body FIFA taken on October 3, 2013
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