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FIFA World Cup to clash with Superbowl?

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A proposed bid to move the 2022 FIFA World Cup into the Qatari winter would lead to a clash with the Superbowl.

Plans revealed today by FIFA's bid chief, Mayne Nicholls, would see the World Cup finish on Sunday 6th Feburary 2022 but the first Sunday of February is traditionally the date of which the Superbowl takes place.

He tweeted this picture here and as soon as it was picked up on by Paul Kennedy, editor of socceramerica.com, the plans have provoked backlash from those Twitter, with one of the replies branding it "madness", while some others called for the hosting process to be restarted.

It's the latest in a string of embarrassments for the football governing body over the holding the World Cup in Qatar. Their initial defence that it would be fine to host it in the Qatar summer was lambasted and they were forced to come up with a solution.

A move to a winter World Cup has headed the proposed changes but this has drawn ire from Australia, who were one of the countries to miss out on the 2022 World Cup, and they've claimed they'll sue for compensation if the move goes through.

Yet, like Star Wars, the saga continues.

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