CLEAN CHIT FOR DOHA?
Qatar has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup after a FIFA investigation. Despite finding evidence of “potentially problematic conduct” by some individuals, a report has said the bidding process for the tournament was not compromised. However, the investigation did implicate England over its bid for the 2018 tournament for breaching the rules in its attempts to woo disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.
However, Chief Investigator Michael J Garcia denounced the way in which his report has been summerised and demanded that the report in its entirity be made available to the FIFA Executive Committee. This will likely be done and the committee will be free to decide if they accept Head Judge Hans-Joachim Eckert's recommendations or take more serious action.
As a disease that is particularly prevalent in the Gulf region, the incidence of diabetes is as high as 12-18% in the Middle East, with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman appearing in the top ten most affected countries, according to the International Diabetes Federation.