World Cup final could take place on December 23rd…
A FIFA taskforce has decided to come up with they perceive to be a solution to the much disputed decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup – by moving the tournament to the winter.
From Qatar’s summer temperature to human rights issues, and from the country’s lack of football history to the number of workers who have so far died in making the tournament possible, the decision has been met with uproar.
Now, the recommendation that the tournament should take place in November and December has been met with fury by English football fans – and Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has spoken out against the “disappointing” suggestion.
The holiday spell is a significant source of revenue and crucially comes just before the January transfer window opens. Yet it would not just be top-flight fixtures needing to be arranged – but the lower Football League clubs would be affected, also, reports the Daily Mail.
Such a suggestion has only disgraced FIFA even further – the soaring temperature in Qatar is certainly not a secret – which only begs the question why the rest of football should suffer for the corruptness of the sport’s world governing body.
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