Xi Jinping welcomes Gianni Infantino to the Great Hall of the People. Photo: Reuters
James Porteous
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Opinion

James Porteous

China unlikely to pinch football’s World Cup 2022 from crisis-hit Qatar – but it can’t be ruled out after Xi Jinping’s meeting with Fifa chief

Sources at Qatar’s organising committee insist it’s ‘business as usual’, but if the crisis in the Gulf escalates, China would surely be willing and able to step in at short notice

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Xi Jinping welcomes Gianni Infantino to the Great Hall of the People. Photo: Reuters
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