"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