European club, league organizations propose May-June 2022 World Cup
NYON, Switzerland --
European football's club and league organizations have proposed a May-June World Cup for Qatar in 2022.
FIFA is considering when to move the tournament to avoid the summer heat, and favors a November-December schedule.
UEFA President Michel Platini advocates playing games in January and February, despite the International Olympic Committee being against a World Cup in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in February 2022.
The European Club Association had previously suggested an April start, but Qatari officials complained that games would clash with Ramadan.
Now, the ECA and European Professional Football Leagues suggest a May 5 opener and a June 4 final to ensure less disruption to the European season. They say domestic leagues would start one or two weeks early in 2021, with a shorter mid-season break.