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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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No decision on winter World Cup until after Brazil 2014

FIFA will wait until after the Brazil 2014 World Cup before deciding on Qatar 2022. Credit: EFE/Felipe Trueba

A decision on whether to move the Qatar 2022 World Cup to the winter will not be made until after next year's World Cup in Brazil, FIFA chiefs in Zurich agreed today.

The football governing body's executive committee will set up a commision to consider moving the tournament, but it will not make any decision before the 2014 showpiece in South America.

FIFA is looking at moving the tournament in Qatar due to the extreme heat in June and July, when the World Cup is due to be held.

Qatar World Cup organisers insist they can hold it an any time of the year, using cooling technology to lessen the effect of the heat.

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