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EPL Rejects Winter World Cup in Qatar

The Premier League on Thursday rejected FIFA’s proposal to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter, saying such a move would be “neither workable nor desirable.” Nevertheless, FIFA plans to announce a decision on the matter at the start of October, after the executive committee meets on on Oct. 3 and 4.

"The Premier League position remains unchanged. The prospect of a winter World Cup is neither workable nor desirable for European domestic football," an EPL spokesperson said.

A FIFA spokesman said: "As mentioned by the FIFA president (Wednesday), he will bring forward the matter of playing the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in winter to the FIFA executive committee on the occasion of their next meeting scheduled for October 3 and 4, 2013. This matter will now be with the executive committee and we can therefore not comment further before the meeting has taken place."

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