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The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.

"I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," the German told Sport Bild on Monday.

"Medics say that they cannot accept responsibility with a World Cup taking place under these conditions," the former German football (DFB) chief, who is now a member of the world soccer's governing body FIFA that awarded the tournament to Qatar in 2010.

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Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger. (File: Reuters)


Although Qatar has insisted that a summer World Cup is viable thanks to cooling technologies it is developing for stadiums, training areas and fan zones, there is still widespread concern over the health of the players and visiting supporters.

"They may be able to cool the stadiums but a World Cup does not take place only there," Zwanziger said.

"Fans from around the world will be coming and traveling in this heat and the first life-threatening case will trigger an investigation by a state prosecutor.

"That is not something that FIFA Exco members want to answer for."

FIFA are looking to shift the tournament to a European winter date to avoid the scorching summer where temperatures routinely rise over 40 Celsius.

However, talk of a potential change away from the usual June-July dates has resulted in plenty of opposition from domestic leagues around the world, worried the schedule switch would severely disrupt them.

Both FIFA and Qatar World Cup organizers have also been fending off questions of corruption ever since they were awarded the tournament back in 2010, while Qatar has also been criticized for the conditions provided for migrant workers' in the tiny but wealthy Gulf state.

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Was it not already decided that it will be a winter world cup which im not happy with because it will mess with the premier league season
 

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World cup should be awarded to England. England all ready has the structure to hold world cup. The stadiums will need some repairs and extensions but if the decision is taken now England can hold a really memorable and safe world cup.
 

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World cup should be awarded to England. England all ready has the structure to hold world cup. The stadiums will need some repairs and extensions but if the decision is taken now England can hold a really memorable and safe world cup.
The 2022 World Cup won't go to Europe because the 2018 World Cup will already be hosted in Russia.

The 2022 World Cup will be held in an Asian country.
 

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The 2022 World Cup won't go to Europe because the 2018 World Cup will already be hosted in Russia.

The 2022 World Cup will be held in an Asian country.
uhmm can you not read?
its being held in Qatar ,
Qatar already put a lot of money towards development
the only way Qatar won't get the world cup is if they don't meet
the deadlines
 

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hold it in mexico can remember the 86 world cup and the azteca stadium one of the best
 

ChineseTiger1986

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actually it does matter
money is all that matters
So you think Qatar has more money than China just because its GDP per capita is higher?

Dude, you need to see how many mega projects that China taking in charge are multiple times more expense than a freaking world cup.

FIFA should feel honored if China really wants to take the bid. Although our football team sucks, but our country is by far superior.
 

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So you think Qatar has more money than China just because its GDP per capita is higher?

Dude, you need to see how many mega projects that China taking in charge are multiple times more expense than a freaking world cup.

FIFA should feel honored if China really wants to take the bid. Although our football team sucks, but our country is by far superior.
Lol your country is superior?

go ask anyone if they would rather prefer to live in polluted cities of China or in Qatar
then you will understand how superior your country is :-)

Qatar itself has a ton of projects , so it doesn't really mean anything
 

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Lol your country is superior?

go ask anyone if they would rather prefer to live in polluted cities of China or in Qatar
then you will understand how superior your country is :-)

Qatar itself has a ton of projects , so it doesn't really mean anything
So people prefer to live Qatar over China, go ahead.
 

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