SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

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Following a request from the United Arab Emirates, FIFA, the global governing body of football, removed a Qatari referee from an upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier match between UAE and Thailand, AP reported on Sunday.

A referee from Singapore has been chosen to replace the Qatari one for the match in Bangkok on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has categorically said that the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 is no threat due to the ongoing diplomatic crisis.

The Zurich-based organization agreed with the UAE federation's demand, even though FIFA's statues demand a firm stance against any "political interference" in football and countries are often suspended from the worldwide game as a result.

According to Federation Internationale de Football Association, a request from the UAE to prevent Qatari referees from officiating their upcoming match against Thailand was approved.

Gab Marcotti explains how political issues in Qatar could present a problem ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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It would be the first time in Pakistan's recent history that a sitting prime minister appears before such an investigating panel. The report also said that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar may also be questioned by the team before Sharif's appearance.

"We are indeed facing a diplomatic crisis", Infantino said.

Chinese Football Association Vice President Zhang Jian, a member of the FIFA Council which devises the institution's global strategy, said previous year he would back a Chinese World Cup in 2030. "I am confident the region will return to a normal situation".

The only country to share a land boundary with Qatar, Saudi Arabia shut its border and neighbouring UAE and Bahrain closed their airspace to flights to and from Doha.

'Obviously, if football can make a small contribution, in any way, to an improvement, I will not hesitate to offer my help'. If Chain win the bid for 2030 World Cup then they will be the most populated nation to host the FIFA World Cup.

But the blockade of Qatar has worsened throughout the week.

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