Qatar's Foreign Minister has accused critics of "prejudice and racism" as he said there was "no way" his country could be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup.
Khaled al-Attiyah hinted that the government had information revealing who was behind the "bashing campaign", claiming the country was being targeted by anti-Arab feeling.
It is very difficult for some to digest that an Arab Islamic country has this tournament, as if this right can't be for an Arab state.
I believe it is because of prejudice and racism that we have this bashing campaign against Qatar.
No way Qatar can be stripped [of the World Cup]. We are confident of the procedures and deserve to win it because we presented the best file. We are honest and confident we haven't [committed] any wrongdoing.
Qatar beat Australia, Japan, the United States and South Korea for the right to host the competition, sparking allegations of corruption.
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