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

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    He should be fired for letting the WC go to QATAR. A lot of other soccer nations that deserve it before QATAR
    This. It is not like the Word Cup of Soccer needs the bag of cash. It is the most important sporting event in the world.



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

    The 2014 World Cup will be played in winter.



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

    From the article

    “There is still enough time. I will bring this up to the executive committee,” he said. “If this World Cup is to become a party for the people, you can’t play football in the summer.”
    I think having it hosted in a country that doesn't allow alcohol already killed that idea.



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

    Can you imagine if right in the middle of the NBA season the big stars left their teams for a month or two to go play in the Olympics? There's no way this will fly.



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

    2026 World Cup to be played on the Sun, will be cooler than Qatar in summer



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloner97 View Post
    2026 World Cup to be played on the Sun, will be cooler than Qatar in summer
    Alot of real deep-pocketed, corrupt politicians on the sun too. I like their chances.



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

    Premier League against winter World Cup - ESPN FC

    Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert said in May: "I'm not sure of the credibility of FIFA. It shows me FIFA, as a body which says what's good for the game, ignores completely the day-by-day basis in those leagues who are effectively the core and the heart of football - not the tournament that comes up every four years."
    The Premier League, however, has long opposed a winter World Cup as it feels it will cause major disruption to the three domestic seasons surrounding the 2022 tournament, as well as impacting on broadcasting contracts.
    A Premier League spokesman told Press Association Sport: “The Premier League position remains unchanged. The prospect of a winter World Cup is neither workable nor desirable for European domestic football.''


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

    So the big money leagues with the big money teams are against change, big surprise. Their television contracts are more important that the World Cup, they can't possibly take a month off once in four years. Its alright for warm weather countries to have their leagues and tournaments scheduled at a time that is most convenient for the billionaire owners of the big clubs in Europe. Its allright to ask poor countries who send all the good players to the big countries to turn around and take some moral finger waving from people who only care about money anyway. Its this kind of logic that gets the 190 poor countries to side with Sepp and send the World Cup anywhere he wants personally.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Can you imagine if right in the middle of the NBA season the big stars left their teams for a month or two to go play in the Olympics? There's no way this will fly.
    The World Cup takes 1 month the Olympics only takes 2 weeks and the NHL has made it work in the middle of their season.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    He should be fired for letting the WC go to QATAR. A lot of other soccer nations that deserve it before QATAR
    Yeah, but do they have the big oil bucks?


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

    Look I am certainly not a Sepp Blatter fan but I find it amusing that the Premier League is speaking out against a winter break now of all times. It seems like every year there are a half dozen articles written about how the Premier League should have a winter break and the biggest opposition isn't League Schedule it is that a winter break would likely mean no more FA Cup replays.

    La Liga and Serie A take 2 week winter breaks. French Ligue 1 and Portuguesa Liga take 3 weeks. German Bundesliga and Dutch Eredivisie take almost a month break. There are also no champs league matches played in that time.

    The MLS doesn't even play during winter, there hasn't been a huge out cry from the US when the WC happens during the MLS Season. I don't see the big deal.


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

    The logistics to set this up would be a massive undertaking if not impossible.

    You can't compare it to asking the NFL to take a month off in the middle of the season. It's like asking 6 NFL's and 30 Arena Leagues, and who knows how many tournament boards to all come to an understanding on the dates. Then once you've come up with a time frame everyone involved would have to start building their schedules around that month, plus I assume you would have to clear a couple extra weeks at some point for more international warm ups.

    Not to mention tv deals...


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