FIFA open to Qatar 2022 World Cup moving to winter
FIFA’s top administrator is open to moving the 2022 World Cup in
Qatar to winter if medical evidence showed that matches in the
intense summer heat would be dangerous for players’ health.
FIFA has previously insisted that Qatar would have to make the
request to move the tournament, while the tiny emirate has placed
responsibility on world football’s governing body.
In a sign that the impasse could be ending, FIFA General
Secretary Jerome Valcke says the executive committee could decide
on the shift to winter.
Valcke says ”maybe the FIFA ex-co will say based on medical
report or whatever we really have to look at playing the World Cup
not in summer but in winter.”
Temperatures in Qatar exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees
Fahrenheit) in June.