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Soccer-Former FA chairman suggests World Cup re-bidding process

Soccer-Former FA chairman suggests World Cup re-bidding process

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – FIFA should consider a re-bidding process for the 2022 World Cup rather than move the competition to winter, according to former English Football Association chairman David Bernstein.

Qatar was chosen to host the World Cup yet temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) in the desert state during the summer, leading to calls to switch it to earlier in the year.

However, that would have severe consequences for the world’s biggest domestic leagues such as the English Premier League which has already voiced fears over a winter World Cup.

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