Asian official urges winter '22 Cup in Qatar

March 27, 2013
By Associated Press
ZURICH -- An Asian Football Confederation presidential candidate says European soccer leaders should ask FIFA to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to cooler winter months.

Yousuf al-Serkal tells The Associated Press that "people in charge of European clubs" and "major football federations" should work with FIFA about the switch, "and not wait for the person to be elected at AFC" to provoke debate.

Al-Serkal, who met FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Wednesday, says a decision "has ...

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