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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 CEO Nasser Al Khater denounced allegations by western media about tournament organizers using expatriate fans to attend matches in exchange for money.
Al Khater indicated that this came as part of the systematic smear campaigns that have increased in the recent period, with the launch of the most prominent sporting event in the World in Qatar imminent.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Al Khater said that "some of the reports published by English and French newspapers about hiring migrant workers to pose as fans to attend matches are completely false," describing these allegations as a new attempt to defame and question the ability of the State of Qatar to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Qatar won the honor of hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, there have been continuous attempts over 12 years to defame this tournament, he added, stressing that Qatar will organize an exceptional tournament, and this will be clear in a few days.
Al Khater also affirmed his rejection of the belittlement of a group of people living in Qatar, some of them have lived in Qatar for more than 30 years, saying "it is shameful to belittle those fans who will watch World Cup matches and describe them as paid workers for a World Cup that sold 3.1 million tickets so far."
On Sunday, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will commence as the first edition to be held in the Arab region and the Middle East.