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Qatar to be cleared of corruption

Qatar will be cleared of corruption during the 2022 World Cup bidding process when a Fifa report is published on Thursday, BBC Sport has learned.
    It was alleged that Qatar won the staging rights after Fifa officials were paid £3m to support its bid.
However, Fifa's independent ethics adjudicator, Hans Joachim Eckert, is not expected to recommend a revote.
Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup in 2010, beating bids from Australia, the United States, South Korea and Japan.
The decision was a surprise and eventually led to a number of corruption allegations.
Qatar's bid committee always denied these, but an inquiry was started, headed by independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia.
The American lawyer was also tasked with looking into the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup, which will be staged in Russia.
Garcia interviewed individuals connected with all nine bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments and submitted a 430-page report to Eckert in early September.
After studying Garcia's findings, Eckert, a German judge, produced a 42-page summary, which will be published on Thursday at 09:00 GMT.
The report has not only cleared Qatar, but is believed to admonish the English Football Association for its behaviour during the bidding process.
In the running for the 2018 tournament, the FA comes under fire for its relationship with former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner, who resigned in 2011, having been suspended pending an investigation into bribery allegations.
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