Posted by Phisix
[Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar insist they deserve the chance to stage the event, even if it means switching it to winter for the first time.
A number of concerns have been raised over holding the showpiece in the summer with temperatures regularly above 40 degrees in the country at that time of year.
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said his organisation would back any plan to move the event claiming 'you cannot play a football tournament in Qatar in June'.
He added: "Clearly people wanted to take football to a place like Qatar where there's no footballing tradition.
"However, it wasn't thought through properly. If thousands of fans turn up for a tournament in Qatar it could be very dangerous."
But the comment brought a swift response from tournament officials who claim they are flexible over switching the tournament to their winter, where temperatures are generally in the mid-20s.http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12098/8864301/w...
I agree with it being bad to play in the summer where it will have blistering heat but I cannot see this happening due to it being played at a time when the clubs of the world are still playing in their leagues, but Qatar lucked out with getting the world cup in their country with money so they will probably get this decision too.