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Asked about allegations of corruption and the treatment of migrant workers as well as the continuing speculation over moving the World Cup to the winter, the head of the Qatar 2022 organising committee told ITV News:
The head of the 2022 World Cup organising committee had told ITV News there are concerns over the treatment of migrant workers involved in the construction of stadia and other tournament projects.
A FIFA vote is expected to back moving the tournament from summer to winter in the next 24 hours, which could impact upon the Premier League.
Speaking after naming his England squad to compete in upcoming World Cup qualifiers, he said: "As far as I am concerned at the moment there is more than enough for me to think about, concern myself about, even to some extent worry about, because I am so desperate that we qualify (for Brazil 2014)."
He added: "I think I'll leave the subject of Qatar to people who will have a much more philosophical view on the subject than I have at this moment in time."
Hassan Al Thawadi, the Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Organising Committee, has told ITV News that the issue of whether the World Cup should be moved from summer to winter is "very important" to the football community and that the committee are still focusing on a summer World Cup.
Ahead of an anticipated FIFA vote on when the showpiece event will be staged, he said:
FIFA are set to debate changing the 2022 Qatar World Cup dates as organisers of the tournament said they would be willing to switch football's most prestigious competition to the winter.
Football's world governing body will embark on a two-day meeting in Zurich to discuss moving the tournament from its usual slot in the summer because of high temperatures.
There has been widespread opposition to moving the World Cup due to fears that a switch could cause major disruption in major domestic leagues.
FIFA's executive committee will discuss how they can avoid the summer heat in Qatar, with a move to a November date seen as the most likely option.
Qatar said it could accommodate changing the date of the 2022 World Cup after concerns were raised about the soaring temperatures in the Gulf state, which could reach 50 degrees celsius in summer months.
FIFA's executive committee is due to decide later this week on the principle of moving the tournament, and is expected to agree that it should be changed from its usual time of June and July to earlier or later in the year due to the extreme heat during those months.
Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee said: "We committed significant time and resources toward proving that we could host the tournament in summer in cool, comfortable and safe conditions.
"If the international football community reaches a consensus to move the event to an alternate date, we are able to accommodate that change. This would not affect our planning and preparation."