FIFA Confirms QATAR 2022 World Cup To Be Held In Winter
The World Cup is going to be held in the winter in four years time in Qatar 2022.
Now thoughts turn to Qatar in four years and that decision was horrible. As well as claims of bribery there’s also been the deaths of migrant workers building stadiums and fears over the weather and how much anyone in the country actually cares about it.
FIFA are hoping to solve one of the problems, and no, sadly it isn’t to do with the migrant workers dying, by moving the time of year of the tournament.
We’re used to World Cups taking place in June or July, give us something to do whilst the league season is taking a breaking.
It means leagues will have to break for several weeks before the tournament to allow national teams to have time with their players in the build up to the tournament and for several weeks after in order to give them a break.
Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce discussed the possibility of a winter tournament in 2015 saying, “I think it could be a tremendous World Cup because I think players will be fresher than they have ever been. It’s going to be 28 days, it’s not a lifetime. It means [domestic leagues] starting three weeks earlier and finishing three weeks later for one year.”
Qatar’s weather still averages around 20 degrees Celsius in November.