August 26, 2013 in Sports

Cup change expected

 

FIFA President Sepp Blatter expects his executive committee to decide soon on a switch that will shift the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to another season to avoid the searing summer heat. Blatter told The Associated Press on Sunday that an Oct. 3-4 meeting in Zurich should approve the change, and begin consultation on the best time for Qatar to host the tournament. Qatar’s suitability in June and July, when temperatures routinely rise above 104 degrees, was questioned even before FIFA’s board awarded it the tournament in December 2010.

Associated Press


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