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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Premier League welcomes Qatar 2022 consultation

The Premier League said it welcomes FIFA's plan to consult major football leagues over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

We welcome the news that FIFA intends to conduct a thorough consultation process involving all of the appropriate stakeholders, including confederations, associations, leagues and clubs.

– Premier League statement

The League's chief executive Richard Scudamore has previously been strongly opposed to the idea of a winter World Cup.

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