Posted March 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
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FIFA's medical chief is against holding the 2022 World Cup in the summer heat of the desert nation Qatar. Michel D'Hooghe added a strong voice on Friday to the debate about whether Qatar should stick to the traditional slot of June for a World Cup or shifted to a time of the year when the climate is more temperate. Even though D'Hooghe said games and trainings would be held in climate conditioned temperatures of 21 degrees (70 F), the thousands of fans and other officials following the month-long tournament would have to deal much more with the scorching heat. `'Personally, I think it would be a good thing if we could play this World Cup in better temperatures than in full summer in Qatar,'' D'Hooghe said. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that for the time being ''it is a problem without solution.'' D'Hooghe's comments came after a meeting of FIFA's medical committee on the Belgian coast, and followed FIFA Secretary Genera...
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FIFA medical chief against summer 2020 World Cup

FIFA's medical chief says he is against organizing the 2020 World Cup in the summer heat of the desert nation Qatar. Michel D'Hooghe's opinion on Friday added a strong voice to the debate whether Qatar should stick to the traditional slot of June for a World Cup or if the tournament should be moved to another part of the year to allow for a more temperate climate. Even...
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