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    The Asian Football Confederation has urged Fifa to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to January or February to avoid the desert state's summer heat.

    AFC General Secretary Peter Velappan said potential temperatures of 40C in the country pose a danger to players.

    Velappan added that plans to cool stadiums and training grounds with air conditioners were "not a solution".

    He also warned that some European countries may boycott the tournament due to concerns over the heat.

    "Qatar is a nice country but there is no way football can be played in June and July there. No player will ever want to play in these conditions," said Velappan.

    More source: BBC Sport - Football - Asian body urges Fifa to reschedule 2022 World Cup


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    Because England didn't get the 2018 world cup I think they should make a protest my playing really badly and producing lacklustre performances thus ensuring that they leave the competition early.
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    I hope the megalomaniac that stole football lives long enough to see this farce.

    No scantily clad Brazil babes and zero alcohol too, sounds like a right larf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi
    No scantily clad Brazil babes and zero alcohol too, sounds like a right larf.
    What a remarkably perceptive fellow you are ginger ! Easily the most astute observation and would-be winning argument against Qatar 2022 I've heard.

    Why on earth didn't the other bidders raise this ? ... so to speak. You should have been in the England bid team. They should have had Randy Andy in there instead of Prince William.

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    No scantily clad Brazil babes and zero alcohol too
    Best argument I've seen against them getting it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    The Asian Football Confederation has urged Fifa to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to January or February to avoid the desert state's summer heat.

    AFC General Secretary Peter Velappan said potential temperatures of 40C in the country pose a danger to players.

    Velappan added that plans to cool stadiums and training grounds with air conditioners were "not a solution".

    He also warned that some European countries may boycott the tournament due to concerns over the heat.

    "Qatar is a nice country but there is no way football can be played in June and July there. No player will ever want to play in these conditions," said Velappan.

    More source: BBC Sport - Football - Asian body urges Fifa to reschedule 2022 World Cup

    I wonder what "slide" on the wonderfully innovative Qatari Presentation that so won the admiration of the FIFA Committee, covered the fact that the place is like a fan-assisted oven in the summer?
    Or were the FIFA delegates all too busy snuffling through their huge brown envelopes at that point for that fact to register?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    I wonder what "slide" on the wonderfully innovative Qatari Presentation
    That was in small print on the back of big brown envelope.

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    It's a fair point, mid summer in that region is desperately hot, it would be horrible for players and fans. Short of them building enclosed air conditioned stadiums I'm not sure how it would be possible to avoid large numbers of heatstroke cases with some deaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobTheCrate View Post
    What a remarkably perceptive fellow you are ginger ! Easily the most astute observation and would-be winning argument against Qatar 2022 I've heard.

    Why on earth didn't the other bidders raise this ? ... so to speak. You should have been in the England bid team. They should have had Randy Andy in there instead of Prince William.
    I've already given the footballing reasons in previous posts, just wanted to make sure i'd covered birds and beer.
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    Platini and Beckenbauer see no problem with buggering up every league in Europe to accommodate FIFA's stupid decision.

    BBC Sport - Football - Michel Platini open to World Cup 2022 timing change

    Qatar Too Hot? Play World Cup in January, Beckenbauer Says - NYTimes.com

    Just as well homosexuals prefer Eurovison then.

    Blatter Tells Gays: 'No Sex In Qatar 2022' - Yahoo! News UK
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