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Blatter favours winter World Cup

May 15, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has cast further doubt on the scheduling of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, telling L'Equipe: " It's not rational or reasonable to play in June-July."

With summer temperatures soaring into the 40°Cs, a number of high-profile football figures, such as UEFA president Michel Platini, have stated their opposition to hosting the 2022 World Cup in its habitual summer time slot.

Blatter, 77, believes the scorching weather in the Gulf state is not as much a ...

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