European nations reportedly against summer staging of Qatar World Cup

Laurence Griffiths

FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has reportedly revealed the UEFA member associations are opposed to the 2022 Qatar World Cup being held in the summer months.

FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has reportedly told Press Association Sport that the 54 UEFA member associations are opposed to the idea of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar being held in summer. Boyce, who has attended a meeting in Dubrovnik between the associations, was quoted in The Independent as saying:

"What has come out of this meeting, and what I think is sensible, is an agreement by the UEFA countries that the World Cup cannot be played in Qatar in the summer. Everyone was certainly in agreement about that."

However, he added that the member associations don't want FIFA to rush into a decision over when exactly the Qatar World Cup will be held:

"But what the 54 countries do not want FIFA to do is to make a decision yet on exactly when in the year it is going to be played. There is still nine years to go and people feel FIFA should sit down with all the major stakeholders and come up with a solution that would cause the minimum disruption to football."

The summer staging of the World Cup in Qatar in has been questioned due to the extreme temperatures which the players and fans would have to endure. However, the idea of a winter World Cup hasn't gone down well with everyone, with Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore one of many who have publicly opposed the concept due to the logistical "chaos" it would cause domestic football.

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