Sepp Blatter says choosing Qatar to host World Cup was ‘a mistake’

Former Fifa president claims country ‘too small’ and ‘bad choice’Blatter blames votes of Platini and Uefa colleagues for outcomeHanding the World Cup to Qatar was a “mistake” and a “bad choice” according to the former Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who has repeated claims the decision was a result of secret political pressure.Blatter says that the tournament was handed to the Gulf state because of the actions of the former Uefa president Michel Platini, under pressure from France’s then president, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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