Fifa 'should re-run 2022 World Cup bidding process' after Qatar win

Qatar win right to host 2022 World Cup

European politicians have approved a resolution which calls on Fifa to re-run the "illegal" bidding process for the 2022 World Cup, won by to Qatar.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) voted on the resolution based on a report by British Labour MP Michael Connarty.

The decision to give Qatar the event has been dogged by corruption claims, but they were cleared in a Fifa report.

Pace has no legal powers to force Fifa to re-run the bidding process.

Connarty's report entitled 'The reform of football governance'external-link claims that the original procedure was so "fundamentally undermined by illegality" that it should be re-run using fairer procedures.

"My report is recommending that recognition of that breach of law should mean re-running the process for choosing the country for the 2022 event."

Pace is an international organisation, separate from the Europe Union, which oversees the European Court of Human Rights.