Soccer-Qatar’s moment of truth has come

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By Shady Amir (Reuters) – The moment of truth for Qatar’s ability to organise the World Cup after years of failed overtures and criticism over labour rights and strict laws has come. Predicaments began mounting as early as December 2010 when it was announced that Qatar would host the finals amid a storm of international criticism. “For me it is clear: Qatar is a mistake; A bad choice,” Sepp Blatter, the former president of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, said last week. Always held during the close season of the majority of leagues, it was difficult to maintain such a schedule with tempera…

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