FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar to be held in Winter

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has claimed the 2022 Qatar World Cup is likely to be schedule in December or maybe in January.

“We are getting closer to narrowing the dates for the Fifa World Cup to two options – January/February 2022 or November/December 2022 – but Fifa has also been asked to consider May 2022,” said Valcke.

“We will summarise what we’ve heard today and provide feedback to all parties in order for them to prepare for the next meeting as we progress towards a final decision.”

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has insisted the World Cup cannot be played in the summer due to temperatures in Qatar around 50 degrees Celsius during the traditional June-July slot.