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FA back winter Qatar World Cup

The Football Association believes it is impossible to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during the summer, the governing body's new chairman Greg Dyke has said. Premier League head Richard Scudamore said moving the event would "cause chaos".

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FA chairman: 'It is too hot to play football in Qatar'

Greg Dyke, the new chairman of the Football Association, has told Sky News that something needs to be done to change the World Cup in Qatar.

If you've been to a World Cup you have seen the number of fans who mill around outside the stadium.

If you talk to most people in football even they say it would be too hot to play. I feel sorry for the Qataris and I think FIFA made a mistake at that time. But now we have to solve the problem.

For football fans to be milling around in a place like Qatar where it is 40-50 degrees I think it would be too difficult. Even Seb Blatter, the head of FIFA, admits there is a problem.

– FA chairman Greg Dyke

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