Asian leader wants Europe to push for winter WCup
An Asian Football Confederation presidential candidate says
European soccer leaders should ask FIFA to move the 2022 World Cup
in Qatar to cooler winter months.
Yousuf al-Serkal tells The Associated Press that ”people in
charge of European clubs” and ”major football federations”
should work with FIFA about the switch, ”and not wait for the
person to be elected at AFC” to provoke debate.
Al-Serkal, who met FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Wednesday,
says a decision ”has to be taken sooner rather than later” as
”players will not perform at the best level” in the desert heat
in June and July.
The United Arab Emirates Football Association president is
competing against Sheik Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain
and Worawi Makudi of Thailand in the May 2 election.