Posted May 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter says ''it's not rational and reasonable'' to stage the 2022 World Cup in the searing summer heat of Qatar. Despite health concerns, the FIFA executive committee opted for the tiny emirate's bid in 2010, and Blatter has refused to say who he supported. In an interview published Wednesday by French newspaper L'Equipe, Blatter says ''whether it's the right choice, that's up to the executive committee.'' But discussing the heat, Blatter says ''it's not rational and reasonable to play in June-July. Our technical report, which was available to all the members of the executive committee before the 2010 vote, exposed these difficulties.''
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