Arab broadcasting body: Help Qatar fight 2022 allegations

June 09, 2014 - 4:12:04 am

DOHA/TUNIS: The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) has called on Arabic media to jointly support Qatar to counter the ongoing campaign questioning its right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

ASBU, in a statement issued at the end of its executive bureau meeting in Tunis yesterday called on its members to intensify the media support for Qatar’s right to host the global sports event which will be held, for the first time, on Arab soil.

The two-day ASBU executive bureau meeting concluded in the Tunisian capital yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, while reacting to further allegations by The Sunday Times, reiterated its previous stance and expressed confidence that the World Cup will stay with Qatar.

“There is an on-going investigation into the 2018 and 2022 world cup bid process, with which we have fully cooperated. Consistent with FIFA’s rules we have been asked to refrain from commenting on the investigation and will comply with that request. 

“Qatar has won the bid on its merits and we are confident that at the end of the appropriate process, the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar will stand,” the Committee said in a statement yesterday.

The Peninsula

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