DOHA: The Qatari organisers of the 2022 World Cup will take their time to review the Eckert verdict before issuing a full, formal statement on his report.
However Hassan Al Thawadi, who had led the bid, said on the sidelines of a conference in Moscow: “We have been consistent in our view that any neutral investigation would exonerate us. Today’s report was confirmation of that
A earlier statement from the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy said:
We have just received the Statement of the Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee and intend to consider it thoroughly before commenting.
As we have noted in the past, we cooperated fully with the Ethics Committee’s investigation and continue to believe that a fair and appropriate review will demonstrate the integrity and quality of our bid.
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