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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - 2022 Fifa World Cup
Qatar sought to allay widespread concerns about conditions for migrant workers on World Cup building projects by detailing Tuesday how their rights must be protected by contractors.
Holding a high-profile U.N. climate change conference in Qatar, smack in the middle of the region that produces so much of the fossil fuel blamed for global warming, was a gamble. In the end, it displayed the hosts' drive for a leading place on the world stage and evoked a surprising new regional awareness of the environmental crisis.
Mohamed bin Hammam vowed to overturn his bribery conviction and lifetime ban from soccer on Sunday, calling the decision an act of "revenge" by FIFA and its president, Sepp Blatter.
FIFA officials will interview a whistleblower from Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid over allegations that bribes were paid to African voters, Sepp Blatter said Thursday.
Sepp Blatter has made his first direct appeal to FIFA voters, urging them to reject "revolution" and re-elect him president on June 1.