State Dep’t Has No Position on Suitability of Russia, Qatar Hosting Soccer World Cup

patrick.goodenough | May 28, 2015
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State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke on Thursday repeatedly refused to take a position on whether Russia and Qatar should have the privilege of hosting the soccer World Cup in 2018 and 2022, despite allegations of corruption in the awarding process and concerns about the two regimes’ policies.

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