FIFA President Sepp Blatter has admitted that awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup was a ‘mistake’.
The Gulf state was given the tournament back in 2010, beating USA, Australia, Japan and South Korea to the hosting.
But ever since, the decision has been marred by controversy, with the majority of people concerned about the extreme heat.
And for the first time, the leader of the game’s governing body has conceded that given Qatar the tournament was wrong.
"Of course, it was a mistake. You know, one makes a lot of mistakes in life,” he told Swiss channel RTS.
“The technical report indicated clearly that it was too hot in summer, but despite that the executive committee decided with quite a big majority that the tournament would be in Qatar.”