FIFA confirms 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be in summer

Reuters, Wednesday 8 Jan 2014

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani (L), Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov (R) and FIFA president Sepp Blatter present a copy of the World Cup after the announcement that Russia and Qatar is going to be host nation for the FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022, in Zurich December 2, 2010. (Photo: Reuters)

The soccer World Cup will not be played in the summer months in Qatar in 2022, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Wednesday.

"The dates of the World Cup will not be in June or July. I think it will be played between November 15 and January 15 the latest," he told France Inter Radio.

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