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2022 FIFA World Cup Temperature Problems

Qatar_2013The chairman of the FIFAs medical committee says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar must be played in the winter.

Medical committee chairman Michel DHooghe will advise FIFA that the extreme heat of the Qatari summer poses too great a risk to supporters.

The World Cup is about more than games and players, said DHooghe. I am sure the Qataris have the technical skill to organize a tournament where teams could play and train in a stable, acceptable temperature, but its about the fans.

They will need to travel from venue to venue and I think its not a good idea for them to do that in temperatures of 47C or more.

The topic of when the 2022 World Cup will be played remains one of great debate.

Source: Mike Prindiville, NBC Sports


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