FIFA have moved to clarify an interview with Sepp Blatter in which he suggested the vote to stage the 2022 World Cup could be re-run.
There has been speculation the tournament in nine years' time could be switched from summer to winter due to the oppressive heat in the Middle East at that time of year.
Spanish newspaper AS claim in an interview that Blatter admitted that would "affect the basic conditions of the World Cup" and could prompt the voting process to be re-visited if one of the other 2022 candidates objected.
However, world governing body FIFA dispute the content of the interview and say Blatter said it was a "hypothetical scenario" as the dates of the World Cup will be decided on by the tournament organising committee.
A FIFA statement read: "FIFA would like to remind as communicated previously that in fact the bidding agreement clearly stipulates that the final decision on the format and dates for both competitions (FIFA Confederations Cup 2021 and FIFA World Cup 20...