Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter made an astonishing confidence a few days before the start of the World Cup in Qatar.
Twelve days before the start of the World Cup, the controversy is still raging around the choice of Fifa to award the World Cup to Qatar. Critics are pouring in, as evidenced by the letter sent by a dozen European countries to Fifa to denounce the living conditions of workers in the gas state.
And a new voice was raised on Tuesday to consider that Fifa had gone astray by organizing this World Cup in Qatar. And not least. Asked in the columns of the Swiss group Tamedia, Sepp Blatter expressed his regrets. Yet he is the one who, as president of Fifa, weighed in with all his weight in favor of Qatar and announced the name of the host country during the congress organized on December 2, 2010.
“Football and the World Cup are too big for that,” he confided to explain what he now considers to be a ” mistake “, adding: “I was responsible for it at the time as president of Fifa. » According to the former FIFA boss, the choice should have been the United States, four years after Russia. “It would have been a gesture of peace if the two political adversaries had organized the World Cup one after the other”, entrusted the Swiss.