FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he is open for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup to be hosted across the Gulf and Iran.
Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup has been in contention due to its high temperatures, with the FIFA executive committee deciding on whether to switch the event to winter after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
“This is a question I keep a big question mark behind. I passed through Iran and, even on a political level, they said they would be happy to host some of the matches. Not only the Gulf states, but also Iran," Blatter said, speaking in Abu Dhabi ahead of today’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup final.