Norway’s Klaveness critical of World Cup hosts Qatar at FIFA congress

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Norwegian football federation (NFF) president Lise Klaveness delivered stinging criticism of World Cup hosts Qatar at the FIFA congress in Doha on Thursday, a day before the group stage draw is made for the tournament. The attack exposed the fine line FIFA continues to tread regarding off-field matters, especially in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. President Gianni Infantino, who said he would stand for a third term next year, noted all 211 FIFA members were invited to Qatar but while Russia sent a delegation in person, Ukraine had to make do with an online presence. “FIFA must act a…

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