The former UEFA president believes that if the corruption charges are confirmed, the 2022 World Cup award must be withdrawn from Qatar.
“I say who I vote for, and I take it in my face”
“The only thing I said was that if there was corruption, the World Cup would be removed from Qatar. It would be FIFA’s responsibility. (…) I had voted Morocco for the 2006 World Cup and said it to Chirac. I lost. I voted Italy for Euro 2012 and I lost. I always said who I voted for. You want transparency journalists? I say who I vote for and I take it in my face … “, thus entrusting the Blues past honor to the magazine Le Monde.
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“It is true that on the map, England and the United States, it was good in the beginning. And then I changed my mind. The United States had it (1994 edition, editor’s note), so did the British (1966). Russia never had it. I am for enlargement, the development of football, that an Arab-Muslim country had the World Cup was better than giving back to others. I wanted this World Cup to be played in all the Gulf countries and not just in Qatar. If I had stayed at FIFA I might have gotten it. I wanted it to happen playing in Dubai, in Abu Dhabi “, then developed the former UEFA president. This World Cup has not stopped people from talking …