Qatar 2022 bid team 'sabotaged World Cup rivals'

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Whistleblower tells Sunday Times fake propaganda spread by PR agency and ex-CIA operatives

A senior MP has called for a “proper independent investigation” into claims Qatar launched a secret campaign to discredit its rivals to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Damian Collins, the chair of the Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee, said on Sunday that Fifa should address allegations that the Gulf state hired a PR agency and former CIA operatives to disseminate fake propaganda about its main competitors, the USA and Australia, more seriously than it handled earlier corruption allegations.

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