Qatar 2022 organizers say French police yet to contact them

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Doha, May 17, 2019 (Xinhua) -- General view outside the Al Wakrah Stadium before its inauguration ceremony at Al Wakrah in Doha, capital of Qatar, on May 16, 2019. Qatar inaugurated its first newly-built Al-Wakrah Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Thursday. (Xinhua/Nikku/IANS)

Qatar organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they have not been contacted by French authorities working on the investigation that led to the recent questioning of Michel Platini.

World Cup organizing committee chairman Hassan Al-Thawadi said on Friday there was no reason for concern related to the Platini investigation as all other previous probes into the 2022 World Cup have cleared Qatar of wrongdoing.

Organizers also said that although alcohol is not as available in Qatar as in other countries, anyone “looking for a drink” during the World Cup will “surely find it.”

Organizing committee CEO Nasser Al Khater reiterated “alcohol will be available in designated areas” in Qatar.