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Platini would back winter World Cup

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UEFA president Michel Platini is willing to move European club competitions in order to allow the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be played in the winter.

Platini, who also confirmed he voted for Qatar as 2022 hosts, said the World Cup "is the most important thing" and that it would be better to play the tournament when the whether was cooler.

Asked if he would move competitions such as the Champions League and Europa League, Platini told Al Jazeera: "Of course. If we play in winter, not a problem to organise it. How can people go to Qatar in 50 degrees in June? If the people can't come to enjoy it it's not good."

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