FIFA Urged To Move Qatar World Cup To November/December

A FIFA task force recommended on Tuesday that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be played in November or December, months later than when the tournament usual takes place. The soccer association said the time frame has been chosen to avoid the boiling summer heat in the Gulf nation, as well as steering clear of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games and the months of Ramadan. The task force also suggested that the tournament runs over fewer days. Britain's FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has said he opposes a December World Cup, arguing it's too close to Christmas, according to media reports. FIFA's executive committee will discuss the proposal at its next meeting on Mar. 19-20.

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