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    FIFA President: Qatar a ‘Mistake’

    A woman crosses Al Wahda street hosting the Navigation Tower, headquarters of Qatargas (R), and Rasgas tower (2nd R) in Doha, April 8, 2013. Bankers and politicians touting their countries' wares have to work hard to get the attention of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, such is the range of its interests, from banks to cars to soccer clubs, and its exacting requirement for returns. With estimated assets of about $200 billion, and more than a dozen potential deals on its radar every week, the state-run firm has no time for less than compelling investment opportunities and hopes to make more than 17 percent on its book this year, according to one banker close to the fund. Picture taken April 8, 2013. To match story QATAR-FUND/     REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (QATAR - Tags: CITYSCAPE BUSINESS) - RTXYGEA

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    Breaking news: Qatar is hot in the summer. Fifa President Sepp Blatter admitted Friday that the decision to have Qatar host the 2022 World Cup “was a mistake” given its incredibly hot climate. As a result, it is believed the tournament will be moved to the winter to avoid the heat. “You know, one makes a lot of mistakes in life,” he said in an interview with Swiss TV channel RTS. “The technical report indicated clearly that it was too hot in summer, but despite that the executive committee decided, with quite a big majority, that the tournament would be in Qatar.” He also argued that despite rumors, Qatar did not “buy” the tournament, but admitted that “it was due to political considerations.”

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