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Qatar could still be stripped of World Cup 2022, say British MPs

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Former British Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has suggested that Qatar could be stripped of the 2022 World Cup if it is confirmed that the country has won the bid as a result of “improper payments,” reported the Telegraph on Friday.

Whittingdale added that “mounting evidence” exists which highlights that the Qatari campaign was “riddled with corruption.”

The Telegraph newspaper also quoted Whittingdale saying that it is very likely that a bid would be relaunched for hosting the tournament if Qatar was found to be “not on merit.”

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Speaking on the matter, Conservative chairman of the Commons culture, Damien Collins said: “there is absolutely no question that Qatar should lost the right to host the World Cup [sic],” if the alleged claims on bribery were true, added the newspaper.