FIFA: Qatar must ask for winter World Cup

March 2, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has confirmed that playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during the winter is a possibility.

Valcke said the request to move the timing of the finals must come from the host -- unless FIFA's executive committee decides that the medical risks of playing the tournament in the extreme heat of June are too great.

Speaking in Edinburgh after the International FA Board meeting, Valcke said: "Qatar has to tell us, 'we want to move the World Cup from ...

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