Report: FIFA considers USA 2022 World Cup as Qatar alternative

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FIFA have advised the USA's organising committee to be prepared to host the 2022 World Cup if Qatar has it's tournament revoked according to a report.

ESPN reporter Jorge Ramos announced via Twitter that FIFA had contacted the USA's organising committee and told them to prepare for hosting the World Cup in eight years with Qatar likely to be stripped of the tournament.

The USA lost out on the bidding for he 2022 finals to oil-rich Qatar in 2010, but the choice to award the World Cup to the Middle East country has been heavily criticised by all those involved in the game.

Earlier this month it was revealed that millions of documents had been leaked containing emails suggesting that Qatar had "bought the World Cup".

FIFA have not announced whether it will now strip Qatar of the opportunity to host the finals, though it would appear that the oil-rich country's bid is in jeopardy.

The USA lost out to Qatar in the final round of voting back in 2010 after originally looking to host the 2018 tournament, though the latest reports suggest FIFA may just give America it's second World Cup after they hosted the 1994 finals.


Ramos' Tweet said: "BREAKING NEWS: #FIFA advised #USA to have their organization committee ready for 2022, in case there is no #WorldCup in #Qatar. Final decision will take place in September/October".

'Jorge Ramos y su Banda' are known to have strong connections within the world's leading governing bodies and they were the first to break the news that the Copa America Centenario would take place in 2016.

Major League Soccer is growing at a rapid rate in the USA and there will be 19 teams next season, with another two set to join within the next three years.

The nation is taking to the game and would undoubtedly put on a show were they to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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