Comments from soccer officials have indicated the tournament could be moved to the winter due to the region’s extreme summer heat, even though such a move would cause scheduling conflicts with domestic leagues, including the Premier League, which runs from August to May.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter says that he prefers that the cup be played in November and December, citing the Winter Olympics.
Speaking to BBC “We cannot play the World Cup in summer,” said Blatter. “The date which is the most convenient is the end of the year because to play at the beginning of 2022 is when the Winter Olympics take place.”
The Association of European Professional Football Leagues, which includes the Premier League, is adamant that the tournament played in the “summer period.
Source: Sports illustrated