Qatar 2022: Fake news story claims Arab nations told Fifa they will boycott World Cup

Fifa World Cup 2022 bid

A fake news story claiming Arab nations had demanded that Fifa strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup appeared on a website designed to look like a credible Swiss news publication.

The story appeared to surface on 'The Local' website and said six nations called Qatar 'the base of terrorism'.

Fifa have dismissed quotes that were accredited to their president Gianni Infantino.

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