FIFA confirms Qatar 2022 World Cup will hold in November
NEWS DIGEST – Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has announced that the Qatar World Cup in 2022 will be played from November 21 to December 18 for the first time in history.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed the move in a media conference on Friday as the 2018 World Cup in Russia comes to a close. He also added that leagues around the world have been informed and will have to adapt to the dates.
Furthermore, the FIFA chief lauded the 2018 edition of the prestigious tournament and thanked all stakeholders for the roles they played in the success of the mundial.
Speaking at the traditional tournament overview media conference, Infantino said:
“For a couple of years I have been saying this will be the best World Cup ever and today I can say that with conviction – it is the best World Cup ever.
I would like to thank everyone. The main actors are on the pitch – the players, referees and coaches – but, of course, there are also all those who have worked to make sure everything has worked smoothly, the Russians.
A big thank you to the Russian government and the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the local organising committee, the Russian Football Union, the volunteers, the heart and smile of the World Cup, all those people, more than 100,000, who helped in one capacity or another.”
Russia 2018 World Cup comes to a close on Sunday, with Croatia and France slugging it out for the vaunted crown at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.