What They're Saying: Qatar 2022's Hassan Al-Thawadi

"Blatter wanted the U.S. to win. It's just fascinating that nobody is raising any concerns about that and looking into that one to start off with. But fair enough. I guess we will take the flak again.''

-- Hassan Al-Thawadi, secretary general of the Qatar 2022 organizing committee, saying there was a double standard about criticism of Qatar and its bid, which prevailed over the USA by a 14-8 vote, after former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said there was a ''gentleman's agreement'' to go with Russia in 2018 and the USA in 2022. (Reuters)
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