File - FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures next to the World Cup trophy after a media conference in Sao Paulo June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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The Match of the Day host, 53, was part of England's bid team for the 2018 tournament won by Russia, and insists the FA should not bid again if the only way to win is by bending the rules.Asked about the decision to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Lineker, now one of the BBC's top sport presenters, replied: "Ludicrous.Lineker suggested the only way of changing FIFA was for "clean" countries to boycott the World Cup but acknowledged that will not happen.Asked if he sees FIFA as corrupt and not fit for purpose, Lineker said: "Yes, and it is such a shame because it is a massive sport and means so much to so many people.Lineker also called for restrictions on advertising by gambling firms and alcohol products related to football.
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