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The Qatar World Cup bid team re­port­edly used a black-ops unit to dis­credit the Aus­tralian and US bids for 2022. The re­port in an English news­pa­per said that the Qataris had looked at or­gan­is­ing protests at rugby matches, as well as pay­ing a pro­fes­sor to write a re­port about the high costs of stag­ing ma­jor events, in an at­tempt to un­der­mine the FIFA re­quire­ment that each bid have strong do­mes­tic back­ing.

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