As concerns rise over the safety, the US football team announced today that they have cancelled a training camp in Qatar in the lead up to the 2022 World Cup.
Mirror Online reports: “The national team were due to stay in the Arab country for 20 days ahead of a friendly with Costa Rica as they build towards this year’s qualifiers.
“But the trip has now been switched to Florida following Trump’s assassination of Iran’s military commander Qasem Soleimani.”
“We will continue to take our lead from the Foreign Office in the run-up to the tournament.”
A spokesperson said: “Qatar will host a number of leading football teams this month including FC Bayern Munich, FC Zenit St Petersburg, PSV Eindhoven, and AFC Ajax.
“\Qatar hosts winter training camps every year as teams travel to Doha to experience the world class training facilities on offer and mild temperatures.