Leech: 'Re-run vote instead of allowing Qatar winter World Cup'


South Manchester MP and Lib Dem spokesperson on Sport John Leech today called for FIFA to re-run the World Cup bid process rather than allowing a winter World Cup.

FIFA’s Executive Committee is meeting in Zurich today and tomorrow to discuss the switch.

John Leech said today, “I said back in October 2013 that Qatar got this bid under false pretences. If they cannot deliver the summer World Cup they promised, FIFA should go through the bidding process again.” 

John added, “If you have gone through a tender process and someone can’t deliver what they said, you go through the process again. You don’t change the contract to suit the person who won the bid.”


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