There’s No Winter World Cup!

Don’t call it winter World Cup then. How on earth 20-30 degrees Celcius can be said winter? This reminds me of some questions asking winter in Indonesia. Well some people don’t realise that some countries have only two seasons or even one season throughout the years.

It’s the tournament for all countries, players and fans alike. Not only for those living in certain regions. Since we never called it summer World Cup, it could be held in any month so long as every participant could fit it in any way. There’s no excuse not to kick the ball to every corner of the earth.

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Blatter ‘expects’ winter World Cup

Last Modified: 07 Jan 2011 12:11 GMT

FIFA president says Executive Committee will consider possibility of Qatar hosting World Cup 2022 outside summer months.

The prospect of the Qatar 2022 World Cup being held in the winter moved a step closer as FIFA president Sepp Blatter endorsed the move away from the blazing Middle Eastern summer.

Speaking to a media roundtable in the Qatari capital Doha before the opening match of the Asian Cup on Friday, he said: “I expect it will be held in the winter because when you play football you must protect the main people, the players.

“We have time to look at this question, it is still 11 years away but we must decide the most adequate period for a successful World Cup which means January or the end of the year.

“We will take it up at our executive committee meeting in March.”

Qatar was awarded the right to host the tournament last month despite summer temperatures in the Gulf state soaring to well over 40C.

Concerns have been raised about the health impacts of playing and spectating in such searing heat, although the Qatar organisers say they will have cooling technology in the stadiums.

German legend Franz Beckenbauer, a FIFA executive committee member, and England coach Fabio Capello are among others who have voiced support for a switch of dates.

UEFA president Michel Platini is also said to be sympathetic to the idea, with January temperatures hovering around a more comfortable 20C.

Source: http://english.aljazeera.net/sport/football/2011/01/201117113313173507.html

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