It seems a foregone conclusion the 2022 tournament will be a winter event…
When will the 2022 tournament take place?
A FIFA task force recommended the ideal timescale for the tournament would be between late November and late December 2022.
There were some reports yesterday, that have since been confirmed by Jerome Valcke, that federations were keen on a December 23rd finish date.
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A summer tournament is now taking place in the winter?
The bid for a Qatar World Cup was always presented as a summer event but ever since the tournament was awarded to the gulf state there has been an underlying debate over whether it should actually be held in the winter months due to the supreme heat of the Qatari summer.
Temperatures could reach as high as 50C during the usual World Cup months of play and this point was raised in a FIFA inspection report that said it would be of high risk to players and fans in these extreme conditions.
The organisers had originally claimed they could counteract this issue with futuristic sounding air-conditioned stadiums a claim which turned out to be very false indeed.
November and December have now been billed as the only viable time period with the opening months of 2023 ruled out due to legal reasons requiring the tournament to be staged in the 2022 calendar year.
(Click through the pages to read about Concessions, Objections, Broadcasters, And Future Effect)