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AFC President Mohamed Bin Hammam Backs Spain/Portugal Bid For 2018 World Cup

AFC chief backs Iberian bid to host the World Cup in 2018...

The president of the Asian Football Confederation Mohamed Bin Hammam has publicly given his support to the Spain/Portugal bid to host the 2018 World Cup finals.

The Qatari dismissed suggestions that there was a shady pact between the Iberian and Qatari bid for the 2022 finals and says that his delegation will support Spain and Portugal in their attempt to co-host the competition in 12 years' time.

"Asia supports the Iberian bid," Hammam is quoted as saying by Press Association Sport. "There's an excellent relationship between Asian football and Spanish football, we have done a lot of projects together, but that doesn't mean there has been a pact between us.
"It is something that happens between a lot of bids and it's not at all illegal. Qatar is going to support Spain and Portugal and they will support us, but we're not breaking any rules."

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