Advertisement

  1. National

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.

View all 16 updates ›

Winter World Cup decision 'in 2015 at the earliest'

FIFA member Michel D'Hooghe has claimed it will be 2015 at the earliest before a final decision is made on the dates of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Asked when a FIFA taskforce might make a decision about moving the tournament to the winter, the Belgian said: "At the earliest in 2015. We need some concrete information - this will not be done in two days."

However, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said: ""It cannot be later than 2015 - probably the end of 2014."

More top news