FIFA Prez to insist pushing 2022 World Cup in winter over harsh Qatar summers

Washington, July 18 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter will reportedly press on for the shift of 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter due to the Qatari 'blast furnace climate during summers.

According to the Fox News, there has been widespread concern over the health dangers posed by staging the tournament in the Gulf in June and July where temperatures rocket to 50 degrees (122 degrees Fahrenheit).

Blatter insisted that he will push to have the World Cup moved despite the effects it could have on domestic leagues when the FIFA Executive Committee meets in October and said that the Executive Committee will certainly follow him.

Blatter expressed fears despite the Qataris' ambitious plans, worth 101 billion dollars, to build air-conditioned arenas.

Qatar has already said it was ready to host the World Cup in summer or in winter as various figures from the world of football have raised preferences for hosting in the winter adding that their planning isn't affected either way.

The committee said it planned to provide air-conditioning in stadiums, training area and public zones, and would do so with renewable energy and added that it will forge ahead with implementing and developing this technology. Our commitment to this is grounded in the legacy it will offer for Qatar and countries with similar climates, the report added. (ANI)


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