FIFA chief slams critics ahead of World Cup in Qatar

Infantino lectures to international press gathered at Qatar National Convention Centre

FIFA president Gianni Infantino launched a scathing attack in the West for his continued criticism of human rights records.

Infantino said he had difficulties understanding criticism and called it hypocrisy.

FIFA chose Qatar to stage the tournament in 2010

This is the first time a Middle Eastern country has hosted a World Cup.

The 64-game tournament began on Sunday with hosts Qatar taking place in Ecuador.

Over one lakh fans will travel to the country.

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