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Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has warned it will be tough to cope with the disruption to the football calendar after a FIFA task force recommended the 2022 World Cup be played in November/December.
Dyke said the best option would be for FIFA to move the World Cup from Qatar but that the choice of November/December was "the best of the bad options".
The FA chairman also said the governing body would do all it could to protect the traditional festive period for club matches - playing the final on December 23 has been mooted as one possibility.
Dyke told Press Association Sport:
The best option would be to not hold it in Qatar, but we are now beyond that so November/December would seem to be the best of the bad options.
It will clearly disrupt the whole football calendar as it means club football stopping at the end of October. You might be able to keep the disruption to one season if you start earlier and end later but it's going to be tough - and unnecessary because we would not be doing this if FIFA had done their work properly.
We will have to wait to hear the detail but we will try to protect all the traditional Christmas dates.
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The issue of whether convicted rapist Ched Evans should return to football is "not clear cut", FA chairman Greg Dyke has said.
While Dyke refused to give his own view on Sheffield United allowing Evans to train following his release from prison, he said there is a "straightforward question" that needs to be answered.
He told BBC's Newsnight: "Here's the straightforward question - are people who go to prison entitled to come out of prison and to try and rebuild their lives or aren't they?
"Or is what they've done so bad and because they're in an industry where their image is important - and that's the dilemma and it's not clear cut."
FA chairman Greg Dyke says Michael Garcia's comments about his Fifa investigation "make a mockery of the whole the process."
"If the person who did the investigation says the report didn't reflect what he believed, then I'm a bit shocked by it all," he said.
"Most of the criticism is of people of who cooperated the most fully.
"If you actually cooperated, you don't get criticised, which seems very weird to me."
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed he was given a £16,000 watch by the Brazilian FA but had no idea of its value and is returning the gift.
The presents were given to a representative from all 32 countries at the World Cup and Fifa today ordered that the watches needed to be returned by October 24.
The chairman of the FA, Greg Dyke, has launched an attack on Fifa president Sepp Blatter after he criticised the British press for publishing claims of corruption in Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid.
Speaking at a meeting between Blatter and the executive committee of European football's governing body, Uefa, Mr Dyke said: "Many of us are deeply troubled by your reaction (to the Qatar corruption allegations). It is time to stop attacking the messenger and consider the message."
His fellow FA executive David Gill also said Mr Blatter's suggestion of "racism" in the British press was "totally unacceptable".
Chairman Greg Dyke said the Football Association is still of the view that the leaked Richard Scudamore sexism emails are "totally inappropriate," but no action will be taken.
Mr Dyke reiterated in a statement that the FA had "made it clear that Mr Scudamore was not an employee of the Football Association."
The FA chairman also said that he had been reassured the Premier League's decision to back Mr Scudamore had "followed proper process" and came after a "thorough investigation."
The chairman of the Football Association, Greg Dyke, has said the row over emails sent by the chief executive of the Premier League, Richard Scudamore is "a matter for the Premier League".
Mr Scudamore made controversial remarks about women in private emails which were leaked to the Sunday Mirror.
He has acknowledged the comments were "inappropriate" and apologised for "any offence caused".
Mr Dyke appeared to distance the FA from with the controversy, saying: "This remains a matter for the Premier League to consider. The FA remains wholly committed to promoting diversity and will continue to work on challenging discrimination and developing future women leaders."