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FIFA winter World Cup probe

FIFA edged closer to holding the 2022 Qatar World Cup in the winter after it agreed to set up a commission to look into moving the tournament. However, no decision will be made until after next year's World Cup in Brazil.

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FIFA set to debate Qatar 2022 World Cup date switch

A computer image of the 'Al Wakra' stadium to be built in Doha, Qatar, for the 2022 World Cup. Credit: Balkis Press/ABACA

Football's world governing body will embark on a two-day meeting in Zurich to discuss moving the tournament from its usual slot in the summer because of high temperatures.

There has been widespread opposition to moving the World Cup due to fears that a switch could cause major disruption in major domestic leagues.

FIFA's executive committee will discuss how they can avoid the summer heat in Qatar, with a move to a November date seen as the most likely option.

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