Report: 2022 FIFA World Cup Final to be played in December

According to a new report by Kicker in Germany, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin in November and conclude in December. The final may now be scheduled for Sunday, December 18. The sources of the report are unknown.

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In recent weeks, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has back backtracked on his support for Summer World Cup in Qatar. Blatter reiterated last week that he did not believe that the 2022 FIFA World Cup could take place during host nation Qatar’s brutal summer months.  The alternative, a winter World Cup, is now being publicly opposed by the Barclays Premier League and the Bundesliga.

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