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‘Everyone will be welcome’: Infantino on Qatar World Cup

By Reuters
29 October 2022   |   10:28 am
FIFA president Gianni Infantino re-iterated next month's World Cup in Qatar will be for everyone, as some of the tournament's top officials gathered in Doha on Monday. Addressing a news conference in a recorded video, Infantino said the tournament can help "bring the world together" and that fans would be an important part of that process.

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