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​Disgraced ex-FIFA boss Blatter tips US to replace Qatar after bribery scandal

Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter claims the United States could be the venue for the 2022 World Cup.

The Americans are going to join Mexico and Canada in hosting the 2026 edition of the tournament.

And Blatter thinks because of the bribery scandal surrounding the Qatar 2022 World Cup, it could be moved to America instead.

A U.S. Department of Justice indictment links Russia and Qatar with giving bribes to FIFA officials to get the votes they needed to host tournaments.

"Germany could do it. But this would mean the World Cup being staged in Europe again after 2018," Blatter said in an interview with Sport Bild.

"Europe therefore would not be first choice. The United States could do it instead of 2026. They are capable, it's not rocket science! Japan could also do it. They also bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

"Fortunately, the 2022 World Cup will only have 32 teams and not 48 as [FIFA president Gianni Infantino] had planned. The organisational effort would not be bigger than 2018."

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