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News ID: 2654
Publish Date: 11:15 - 11 November 2013
Tehran, YJC. FIFA President says Qatar will be the sole host to 2022 World Cup matches.

Sepp Blatter has said that the 2022 World Cup matches will be held in Qatar alone, stating that the FIFA refuses to give heed to requests from countries such as Iran which have said they are willing to join Qatar in hosting the games.

Previously, Iran’s football officials had said that the country is willing to host part of the games.

After his visit to Iran, the President of FIFA Sepp Blatter headed to the UAE and Qatar.

In a news conference in Qatar, he provided comments on his visit to the country and preliminary tasks for the 2022 World Cup matches.

"There is no doubt that the World Cup in 2022 will be organized in Qatar and this decision is not reversible," Blatter told a news conference in Doha after meeting the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on Saturday, Al-Jazeera reports.

Blatter also ruled out any possibility that Qatar could co-host the tournament with neighboring countries.

"The decision of the FIFA is to play in one country and that will be in Qatar," he asserted.

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