Wenger: FIFA need to stick with decision

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on FIFA to "stand up" for its decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup in the summer months, but accepted concerns over safety of supporters was the "main worry" of hosting the tournament in such extreme heat conditions.

FIFA has to stand up for that. I don't know all the projects that were submitted to FIFA. They decided at the time of the vote that it would be Qatar and that they know as well we know that the World Cup is in the summer. It's in the rules of FIFA.

They voted for Qatar and they have to stand up for them now and make sure it is done in decent conditions.

– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Advertisement

Top World Cup articles