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:
A lot of these issues arise and always paint a certain picture with no basis whatsoever.
Our focus is to show the critics with our results on the ground.
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