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Fifa president Sepp Blatter reveals 2022 World Cup is likely to be held in winter

The 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar are expected to be staged in the winter rather than the summer, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has revealed.

It has been a talking point ever since Qatar was announced as having won the bid to host the competition over whether it is practical to host a football tournament during a Middle Eastern summer.

Blatter has now admitted that perhaps it isn’t and that we are now likely to see a change in the scheduling for the event.

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MasterGuru2163d ago

Why do they have to play it in Qatar anyway?

karim2163d ago

The arab world have been showing their love for "Football" in many many years so why not reward them with a WC ?

MasterGuru2163d ago

C'mon now. Why Qatar? I'm not being a racist or anything but that is not the most suitable place to hold such a tournament. Just because the arabs love football doesn't mean we have to sacrifice the players' health and well being. I mean, Qatar's average temperature is really high and it is not wrong to say that some players may suffer from this. Even if they are able to play, their performance might be affected.

I live in Asia so I know for a fact that heat makes you tire faster.

karim2163d ago

In the winter...The temperature is fine (like norma heat at the summer) so there is no risk at all.

nikzul2163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

they should have played it in England !!!

MasterGuru2163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

I don't know about that but I have to say, England is definitely a more suitable place for such a tournament to be held.

karim2163d ago

England bid for the 2018 WC NOT the 2022 WC.

MasterGuru2163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

You're right! I forgot about that too. Haha... I'm starting to feel old now... hahaha

karim2163d ago

Blatter would be dead/assasinated or fired when 2022 comes so why listening to his dumb opinions?

Hapoel2163d ago

Give me a gun and a flight ticket to his place. You dig his grave, I kill him. Okay?

God_Of_Epicness2163d ago

MR. BLATTER, MAY I ASK YOU A QUESTION? WHY ARE YOU SUCH AN IDIOT? WHY IS GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY STILL NOT IMPLEMENTED? ARE YOU DUMB OR SOMETHING? THE 4TH OFFICIAL ARE DUMBASSES BTW AND THEY ARE COMPLETELY USELESS. WE ALSO NEED VIDEO TECHNOLOGY LIKE IN TENNIS IN CASE OF OFFSIDES OR BLATANT FOULS. YA HEAR ME SEPP?

MasterGuru2163d ago

I agree. We need technology! People have asked for it! But Sepp has not listened. He's an old man and he needs to retire.

karim2163d ago

Blatter is an ignorant bastard.

RedDevils2163d ago

Why would you take a guy with a name Blatter seriously? lol

karim2163d ago

@RedDevils You're absolutely right !

Leio2163d ago

Well this will never work and i hope it doesnt so this god forsaken FIFA antique crow goes down.

No clubs will release their stars early this will halt the whole league system worldwide + many other tournament i dont think they´ll accept that just because of FIFA´s stupid judgment, its all business after all, not to mention most of the world population do have to work during the winter.

Giving Qata the WC without considering their environmental conditions is ridiculous :(

God_Of_Epicness2163d ago

You're right! I would have liked to it to be in Asia or Europe. Somewhere where it's cool. Not a hot desert at least. They should have chosen the USA!!!!!!!!!

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