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Qatar's Supreme Committee Secretary General Says 2022 World Cup Will Grow Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) General Secretary Hassan al-Thawadi said that the country’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup "will be a catalyst for the global development of football," according to Abilash Nalapat of the GULF TIMES. At the Soccerex Asian Forum in Doha, a...

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