Qatar 2022 World Cup Cannot be Played in Summer says Blatter

By iSportconnect | July 17, 2013

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has reiterated his desire for the Qatar 2022 World Cup to be played in the winter rather than the summer, in order to avoid soaring temperatures.

Blatter has continuously expressed his desire for the tournament to be moved and the 77 year old spoke of his desire to move the event at a two-day conference in Austria.

“If this World Cup is to become a party for the people, you can’t play football in the summer,” said Blatter.

“You can cool down the stadiums but you can’t cool down the whole country.”

FIFA’s executive board opted for Qatar in 2010, despite concerns being included in an official report before the vote.

At the conference in Austria, set-up by German legend Franz Beckenbauer on sports, media and economy, Blatter added: “There is still enough time. I will bring this up to the executive committee.”