"Two of these countries pressured the voting men in FIFA: France and Germany. I think the heads of state of these two countries should also express what they think of this situation."
FIFA president Sepp Blatter, suggesting it was hypocritical for the European Parliament to urge FIFA to pressure Qatar to address labor conditions at World
Cup-related construction sites when political pressure from European countries desirous of doing business with Qatar was used in FIFA's awarding of the 2022 World Cup. (Reuters)