FIFA Confirms Winter World Cup in 2022

  • USA Today, Friday, September 25, 2015 7:02 PM

FIFA on Friday confirmed the long-rumored news that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be hosted in November, the first time the international tournament hasn’t taken place between May and July. The timeline for the tournament will also be slightly compressed, being played in 28 days. The 2014 tournament in Brazil was held over 32 days, and while four days may not seem like a lot, USA Today points out that the World Cup schedule is already tight with teams often playing games with quick turnarounds. FIFA’s biggest concern now is possible litigation from club leagues around the world, which will not be excited to cancel games or risk losing the top players for a month of their regular season. 

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