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    Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    If this goes through it should be a good move. It'll make the temperatures a bit more manageable.
    Report: FIFA boss Sepp Blatter will request moving Qatar's' 2022 World Cup to winter | MLSsoccer.com



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Bad idea. That would really mess up the league schedules for club teams. Plus I want to do more basketball watching in the winter anyways.



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by WooClone15 View Post
    If this goes through it should be a good move. It'll make the temperatures a bit more manageable.
    Report: FIFA boss Sepp Blatter will request moving Qatar's' 2022 World Cup to winter | MLSsoccer.com
    How it should read.

    "In a SHOCKER Sepp Blatter resigned today. Before he leaves though he is going to award the 2022 World Cup the rightful winner the USA."


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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    If you didn't want the World Cup played in the middle of the dessert in the middle of the summer maybe you shouldn't have taken all of that cash under the counter to award to a horrible location such as Qatar.

    With the amount of money on the line in the Euro leagues I wouldn't be shocked to see some clubs preventing their players from leaving. Remember this isn't until 2022 so player contracts for 2022 aren't written yet. If I'm giving someone the kind of money those guys make I'm writing into their contract that they are forbidden from missing any match due to participation in the world cup.



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Nation View Post
    If you didn't want the World Cup played in the middle of the dessert in the middle of the summer maybe you shouldn't have taken all of that cash under the counter to award to a horrible location such as Qatar.

    With the amount of money on the line in the Euro leagues I wouldn't be shocked to see some clubs preventing their players from leaving. Remember this isn't until 2022 so player contracts for 2022 aren't written yet. If I'm giving someone the kind of money those guys make I'm writing into their contract that they are forbidden from missing any match due to participation in the world cup.
    Very good point. I didn't think of that.



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    Bad idea. That would really mess up the league schedules for club teams. Plus I want to do more basketball watching in the winter anyways.
    It really wouldn't screw up League Schedules that much. Most European Leagues take a 2-2.5 week break late Dec thru early Jan. Only the EPL plays games thru the holidays. The World Cup takes about a month to 5 weeks, if the EPL started early August (or 2-3 weeks earlier) in WC year's they'd still be done early June.

    2nd the European teams are the ones that have been screaming for Winter WC forever.

    3rd the Qatar WC shouldn't interfere with much basketball watching. I expect CST times for 2022 WC to be 5 am 7:30 am and 10 or 11 am on days with 3 matches and days with 2 matches 7 or 8 am and 10 or 11 am



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Nation View Post
    If you didn't want the World Cup played in the middle of the dessert in the middle of the summer maybe you shouldn't have taken all of that cash under the counter to award to a horrible location such as Qatar.

    With the amount of money on the line in the Euro leagues I wouldn't be shocked to see some clubs preventing their players from leaving. Remember this isn't until 2022 so player contracts for 2022 aren't written yet. If I'm giving someone the kind of money those guys make I'm writing into their contract that they are forbidden from missing any match due to participation in the world cup.
    I don't think FIFA would let that happen.



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Nation View Post
    If you didn't want the World Cup played in the middle of the dessert in the middle of the summer maybe you shouldn't have taken all of that cash under the counter to award to a horrible location such as Qatar.

    With the amount of money on the line in the Euro leagues I wouldn't be shocked to see some clubs preventing their players from leaving. Remember this isn't until 2022 so player contracts for 2022 aren't written yet. If I'm giving someone the kind of money those guys make I'm writing into their contract that they are forbidden from missing any match due to participation in the world cup.
    I agree 100%....are we supposed to believe no one had the foresight of realizing it's hot as hades in the middle east during the summer? Cash is the new God of earth.



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Will never happen, the clubs and leagues would never allow it.

    FIFA should be worried about next years World Cup first, there is a lot of potential for a disaster.


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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherMNClone View Post
    I don't think FIFA would let that happen.
    well, fifa really would not be able to do anything if the big leagues ie bpl, la liga, serie a, bundesliga and the french league all decided they wanted no part of it. as for the world cup being held in qatar in the winter, it is not a bad idea as the weather is incredible their during that time (i spent last winter there and i absolutely loved it), but the problem arises from the qataris promising that the world cup would be held during the summer time and that they would build air conditioned stadiums to deal with the heat.



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Nation View Post
    If you didn't want the World Cup played in the middle of the dessert...
    I don't know what Sepp's problem is. This sounds delicious!



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    Will never happen, the clubs and leagues would never allow it.

    FIFA should be worried about next years World Cup first, there is a lot of potential for a disaster.
    My uncle was just there in Brazil and he asked everyone he met (including the customs official) if Brazil was ready for the World Cup and they ALL said "no". Most of them even said "I don't even know about the Olympics either".



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    He should be fired for letting the WC go to QATAR. A lot of other soccer nations that deserve it before QATAR


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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Its not the big clubs call of whether they let players go, its the players themselves who choose whether to show up. Few players flake out on their national team, especially for the World Cup. Unless every player turns into Roy Keane. Its more likely to have indoor stadiums, underground stadiums, temporary fields, or underwater football.



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    Re: Sepp Blatter to request 2022 World Cup played during the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Nation View Post
    If you didn't want the World Cup played in the middle of the dessert in the middle of the summer maybe you shouldn't have taken all of that cash under the counter to award to a horrible location such as Qatar.

    With the amount of money on the line in the Euro leagues I wouldn't be shocked to see some clubs preventing their players from leaving. Remember this isn't until 2022 so player contracts for 2022 aren't written yet. If I'm giving someone the kind of money those guys make I'm writing into their contract that they are forbidden from missing any match due to participation in the world cup.
    That being said, almost all the impact players in 2022 will be on the junior national teams currently. So of course there will be no contracts to enforce. This will get alot more press in a few years time.



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