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Qatar World Cup could be held in January: Beckenbauer [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-12-4 20:04:39 |Display all floors
4 Dec2010

BERLIN: The 2022 soccer World Cup in Qatar could take place in January or February to avoid the scorching temperatures of the summer months in the desert state, FIFA Executive Committee member Franz Beckenbauer said on Saturday.

The World Cups are traditionally held during the northern hemisphere's summer months after the end of the domestic league competitions.

Qatar, which beat bid rivals Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States, said it would deploy climate-control technology to keep the temperature on the pitch to 27 degrees Celsius while outside it was a scorching 50 degrees.

"One should think about a different solution," Beckenbauer told the Bild newspaper, where he also works as a columnist.

"In January or February you have a comfortable 25 degrees there. Plans for the biggest leagues would have to change for 2022 but that would not be a major undertaking."

"It would be an alternative to using climate control at great expense for stadiums and fanzones," added Beckenbauer, who is stepping down from FIFA's powerful executive committee in March.

Qatar, which has never qualified for the World Cup finals, was picked by world soccer's governing body FIFA on Thursday to stage the 2022 tournament, a first both for the Middle East and for an Arab country.

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Post time 2010-12-4 20:07:06 |Display all floors
What an excellent idea!

I hope this solution put forward by Franz will shut the English gobs up.

German logic beats the hell out of Anglo simple minds everytime.

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Post time 2010-12-4 20:08:40 |Display all floors
So the big northern leagues have a twelve years to reorganise their 2022 time table.

They'll be no excuse "this is impossible" outcries.

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Post time 2010-12-4 20:11:03 |Display all floors
Those countries who protest should opt out, or be booted out by FIFA.

I hope the English bad losers will stick to what they've said publicly;
"We ain't going to Qatar!".

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Post time 2010-12-4 20:15:11 |Display all floors
The peaceful population of Qarta, and the 2022 World Cup tournament will gain greatly in the absence the smelly beer vomiting English football louts.

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Post time 2010-12-5 15:53:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ThankoPan at 2010-12-4 15:15
The peaceful population of Qarta, and the 2022 World Cup tournament will gain greatly in the absence the smelly beer vomiting English football louts.


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