It's been three years since Qatar was awarded hosting duties for the 2022 World Cup and the top brass of football leagues and organizations are starting to realize that this might be really terrible. A lightning bolt of common sense hit FIFA president Sepp Blatter a few days ago, when he argued that air conditioned stadia alone wouldn't help the "array of social and cultural activities" that make up the World Cup. And now Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert has stated how irrational the whole concept is and how moving the World Cup to winter would wreak havoc on club football.
From the BBC:
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Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert said "I am not sure legally you can say 'we'll just play in winter'."
Sepp Blatter, president of world governing body Fifa, said last week it is "not rational and reasonable'' to play in the summer heat in Qatar, but has stopped short of advocating a winter World Cup.
Seifert said it is "impossible" to play in Qatar in the heat of the summer, adding that