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UEFA Members Back World Cup 2022 Being Moved to Winter

qatar fifa UEFA Members Back World Cup 2022 Being Moved to Winter

UEFA’s 54 member nations have given their backing to the 2022 FIFA World Cup being moved from the summer to winter, and they have admitted that the tournament cannot be played in the summer due to health reasons.

Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce said:

“What has come out of this meeting is that the World Cup cannot be played in Qatar in the summer.

“Everyone was certainly in agreement about that.”

While the members of UEFA have voiced their backing to move the date of the tournament, including England, the three organizations opposed to the move thus far are the Premier League, Australian soccer federation and FOX Sports.

Despite the opposition, it appears likely that the tournament date will be moved from June/July 2022 to November/December. The ripple effects caused by the decision, which is expected to be made official by FIFA next month, will be massive.


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