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Euro Chief Michel Platini Calls 2022 World Cup Date Shift

Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 12:20 pm , filed under FIFA World Cup by

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European football chief Michel Platini has changed his calls for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be staged in the middle of the European winter to avoid the roasting summer heat of Qatar.

UEFA supremo Platini has widely stared as the heir apparent to FIFA president Sepp Blatter, says the sources that he plans to push for the World Cup tournament to be moved from its usual slot in June and July.

Any move to postpone the World Cup is expected to meet with strong resistance from top leagues across Europe, which have likely will bring scheduling problems for three years leading into the tournament.

Michel Platini remains unbending that the tournament in Qatar can be slotted into a mid-winter date with a minimum of trouble. Platini told that, the World Cup is the most important moment for the game every four years but where does it say we always have to play the games in June? He doesn’t see the problem of playing in the month of December.

What is the problem for the English Premier League to complete at the end of May instead of the beginning, and recover the time in December? We have to put the World Cup and the fans first.

A week ago, Euro Chief Michel Platini was wading into Dinamo Bucharest players – when a friendly match over CSKA Sofia degenerated into a mass brawl but the Romanians were more overcome by his football skills and promptly signed the striker from the Bulgarian team.

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