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SBD Global/March 29, 2013/International Football
AFC Presidential Candidate Seeks Influence In Moving Qatar World Cup To Winter
Published March 29, 2013
Asian Football Confederation presidential candidate Yousuf Al-Serkal said that European football leaders "should urge FIFA to move the World Cup in Qatar to cooler winter months," according to the AP. Al-Serkal said that "influential power brokers in Europe could lead the debate," which has intensified more than two years after FIFA chose Qatar to host in June and July '22. Al-Serkal: "Major clubs from Europe and also major football federations should seek with FIFA to move this competition from the summer. I think the decision should be taken now." FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke recently suggested that "medical advice could be cited to justify a winter move" (AP, 3/28).