Europe protests winter World Cup for 2022

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Europe protests winter World Cup for 2022


A FIFA task force’s call on Tuesday, February 24, for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be shortened and held in November-December met immediate condemnation from Europe’s major football powers. Football’s ruling body said the tournament had to be moved from the traditional summer months because of the scorching temperatures in Qatar. A final decision will be made by the FIFA executive committee at a meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on March 19-20. Fierce lobbying is expected up till then.

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