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DOHA: With just under a year to go until the Qatar 2022 World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that he has seen “great evolution” in the country.

Speaking to CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies, Infantino said: “I’ve seen the great evolution that has happened in Qatar, which was recognised – I mean not by FIFA – but by labour unions around the world, by international organisations.”

“Of course, more needs to be done – obviously, it’s a process. I think we can say that without the World Cup and the spotlight coming from the World Cup, the whole process would have been taking much more time.”

Infantino said: “Steps have been made, steps will be made. I think we need also to recognise the positives if we want to encourage those who have embraced a way like Qatar is to continue in that way, recognise what has been done, look at the concrete facts and figures make the necessary criticisms as well, but always try to be constructive and to see what has been done and what can be done more in a positive sense.”

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