FIFA has ‘no plans’ to give Russia World Cup 2018 to Qatar

FIFA has denied reports that it plans to transfer the World Cup in 2018 from Russia to Qatar.


Earlier reports said that FIFA had asked Qatar to prepare infrastructure in case Russia is stripped of the World Cup.

However, the soccer association’s press service said the information is absolutely not consistent with reality, TASS reported on Thursday.

FIFA said earlier there were no grounds to strip Russia or Qatar of the World Cup following the corruption scandal in the association.