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UEFA - Qatar World Cup 'Impossible'

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FIFA must find an answer to debate (©GettyImages)
FIFA must find an answer to debate (©GettyImages).

UEFA members have ruled out a summer World Cup in 2022, ruling the decision 'impossible' and that a task force will find an alternative.

The decision to find an alternative is not in the least bit surprising after several key FIFA members have already spoken of alternatives.

"Obviously there are certain reservations regarding the World Cup in Qatar but everyone agrees that it would be impossible to play in the severe heat of Qatar in the summer," FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce told Sky television.

"It is very important that we get this right," he added, speaking in a phone interview after a meeting of the 54 European football federations in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

FIFA is expected to agree in principle to the switch at its next executive committee meeting in October.

FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has already back tracked over a summer World Cup, after being a long term defendant of the proposition.

The decision to not host it in the summer has been nothing short of a farce for FIFA as they've faced backlash from all over the globe about health worries of playing and spectating in the high heat.

If the proposed from summer to winter goes through then the Australian bidding committee are threatening to sue FIFA for compensation because of the long-term effects it would have on the nations own league as well as those who've already purchased broadcasting rights.

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