English Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore, has kicked against a recommendation by a FIFA task force to hold the 2022 world Cup in Qatar in November-December, stressing that a November-December World Cup would cause the biggest disruption to England’s league since it was started.
His words: “Yeah, very disappointed that’s the word, I think, on behalf of the all the European leagues and particularly the European clubs who provide most of the players for this World Cup.
“We had a consistent position all along and for the integrity of the football league to have to stop for six or seven weeks is less than ideal.
“FIFA keep their international dates, they keep their World Cup intact, even UEFA, who, I think, let us down a little bit, clearly pushed this so their Champions League can start and carry on again, just like it always does”.
The World Cup, traditionally played in summer – June and July- is being considered to be held in winter because of Qatar’s extremely high temperatures during summer.