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Fifa: Qatar 2022 'won't clash' with Winter Olympics

The Qatar World Cup will not be moved to January or February 2022 because of the Winter Olympics, according to Fifa.

Fifa President Joseph Blatter said he also recognised the work that Qatar is already undertaking in relation to workers' rights.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter (R) shakes hands with Qatar's 2022 World Cup Bid Chief Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani Credit: Reuters

Mr Blatter added: "The organising committee here and the state of Qatar are willing and they are able to organise the World Cup in June and July if required, with a system of air conditioning in the stadium.

"It would be totally disrespectful to the Olympic family and organisation when they have the Winter Olympic Games in January and February."