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World football authorities will not make a decision on whether to switch the Qatar 2022 World Cup to the cooler winter months until early in 2015, according to the head of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Global organising body FIFA had previously said that a resolution to move the tournament from summer, where temperatures in the Gulf state can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius, would be made by the end of this year.
“There are a lot of partners that we need to sit and talk with and find the best solution and I am sure this decision will not be taken before the first quarter of 2015,” Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, president of the AFC, told Britain’s the Press Association.
“The decision is to look at the possibilities of the timing, as we speak now it is still June/July but the aim of this task force is to look at the other options and the concerns that some will have,” Sheikh Salman added.