Qatar Winter World Cup Likely, FIFA Takes Heat From Critics
FIFA has recommended moving the Qatar World Cup to winter. Although European leagues aren't happy, FIFA generally does what FIFA wants.By Sebastian Martinez | February 24, 2015
FIFA officially wants to move the Qatar World Cup to winter.
FIFA argues it had to rule out the summer months, from May to September, because the heat would endanger players and fans. April's out, too, because Ramadan starts April 2 that year, and January through February would clash with the Winter Olympics. That left November and December as the most viable months.