FIFA has not yet made a decision on when in the year the 2022 World Cup will be played in Qatar, but the European nations have agreed that it must be moved from the summer.
FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce revealed that 54 UEFA nations agreed that the dates should be moved to the winter to avoid temperatures which frequently reach 40°C or more at a meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
However, Boyce went on to say that the UEFA nations beieve that
“FIFA should sit down with all the major stakeholders and come up with a solution that would cause the minimum disruption to football.”
It is reported that FIFA’s preference would be to hold the tournament in November or December, but issues remain over clashes with club football games.