FIFA announce dates for 2022 Qatar World Cup
SEE ALSO :Luka Modric named UEFA player of yearSo - what do we know about the Qatar World Cup so far? Look no further... Where is the World Cup 2022? Well, for those of you who have been living in the desert for the best part of the past decade, it will be taking place...in the desert. Not literally, of course, but it's a significant change of scenery for FIFA's flagship event, as the tournament heads to the Middle East for the first time ever.
SEE ALSO :FIFA to change transfer rulesQatar will host the 2022 tournament, having successfully bid in 2010. It will also be the first time the competition has been held in an Arab and Muslim-majority country. When is the World Cup 2022? Here's another new twist on an old classic - the 2022 World Cup will be the first edition of the tournament NOT to take place in May, June or July. Given that Qatar is surrounded by desert, average temperatures during the summer months soar to around 35-45 degrees celcius.
SEE ALSO :Senate: Speakers reject tripFIFA, therefore, took the decision to move the tournament to the more cooler winter months, with a November 21 start date. Interestingly, this means the tournament will fall in the middle of the normal domestic schedule for the majority of European club sides. To counteract this, the 2022 World Cup is set to be held over a reduced time frame of 28 days. The final is due to be played on December 18, which is also Qatar National Day. What does it mean for the Premier League?