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Qatar World Cup coverage has been unfair, says 2022 chief executive

(CNN)The chief executive of Qatar's 2022 World Cup organizing committee says the country has been surprised by the "severity" of the criticism it has received since winning the right to host the 2022 tournament.Named as host in 2010, Qatar has rarely been out of the headlines over its human rights record, its prohibiting of homosexuality, allegations of corruption in the way the 2022 World Cup was awarded and the fact that the tournament has been moved to the winter because of the high summer temperatures.Qatar has consistently denied any wrongdoing during the World Cup bidding process."I think we were expecting it," Nasser Al Khater told CNN Sport's Amanda Davies in Doha, as he reflected on the level of criticism directed at Qatar. "I do ...