Talking to AFP, disgraced Blatter stated that”you can not just alter willy-nilly rulings obtained by the Executive Committee”, including that Infantino desired to”reverse” the conclusion made in December 2010 to create the 2022 World Cup in Qatar a 32-group championship.
The growth, which had been scrapped on Wednesday evening, was a pet project of Infantino, who pushed the thought regardless of the demand for Qatar’s fellow Gulf states to put a two-year blockade and aid to host the projected bigger tournament.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut all ties with Qatar in June 2017, accusing Doha of encouraging Iran and Islamist groups, also while Kuwait and Oman haven’t taken sides in the emergency Oman said in April it was”not prepared” to host games.
The political and financial instability of Qatar of a number of its neighbours have behaved as important challenges to make the strategy successful. Pushing of 48 teams in the present 32 from the contest might end up being a favorite one if introduced for a vote by FIFA’s member institutions in the organization’s yearly congress next month at Paris.
“Attempting at any charge to arrange the World Cup at the (Gulf) area… he understood well that was just like moving into a nest of vipers and it isn’t soccer’s role to become involved with that,” said Blatter, 83, who’s serving a six-year prohibit from planet soccer after the worst corruption scandal at FIFA’s history.
Blatter also verified he will sue both FIFA and Infantino for issuing false information and damaging his reputation, stating that there could be a”legal attack” on either.