European lawmakers urge Fifa to hold Qatar re-vote

23 April 2015

Awarded process was “fundamentally undermined by illegality”, according to European parliamentary council

Lawmakers in Europe are to lobby Fifa in a bid to pressure football’s governing body to have a re-vote on the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has raised concerns about the voting and issued a report stating that the process was “fundamentally undermined by illegality” and should be put to a re-vote.

Any decision made by the body is not binding for Fifa.

Since the award was announced in December 2010, it has attracted to continual controvery, from allegations of corruption in the voting process, through concerns around day time temperatures for games held during the tournament to the treatment of labourers working on direct and indirect infrastructure for the World Cup.

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