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Report: FIFA 'seriously' considering taking 2022 World Cup from Qatar

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10:57 AM ET 02.16 | There may be some respite after all. According to German paper Die Welt, a person only identified as a "senior FIFA employee" said that despite FIFA's public claims that they are adamant about making Qatar 2022 work, moving the event to another country is a --serious option." This comes on the heels of a report in The Guardian that over 400 Nepalese immigrant workers have died since construction began on World Cup stadiums in the sweltering hot country. With the human rights situation in shambles, the report suggests that a decision will be made by the final 2014 meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee. The senior employee said "there would be enough time for the tournament to be reassigned." The Guardian report on the Nepalese death toll comes from the Prevasi Nepali Co-ordination Committee, an organization the Guardian labels as a respected human rights group. It also warns that the death toll could reach a staggering 4,000 by the time the 2022 World Cup comes around. This number was posed back in September, but apparently it did little to scare FIFA off at the time.

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February 16, 2014  02:29 PM ET

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February 17, 2014  12:19 PM ET

It's not going to happen. Sepp & Co. already spent the bribe money, and don't want to have to pay it back.

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February 19, 2014  10:45 AM ET

They are just realizing now that this is a bad idea?

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February 24, 2014  06:13 PM ET

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