FIFA just confirmed the dates for World Cup 2022, and it’s real bad
Today, FIFA finalized and confirmed the dates of the next World Cup in 2022, and if you were already expecting it to be bad news, whoo buddy it’s probably even worse than you imagined. The competition, which will be held in Qatar, will begin on November 21, 2022 and conclude by December 18, making it the shortest World Cup since 1978, when the competition had only 16 teams, half of what it has now.
The dates, specifically the extremely controversial decision to move the competition from the summer to the winter months, were finalized despite strenuous objection by the major European football leagues, including the Premier League, who argued that it would disrupt what is already a frightfully busy club season. In fact, draft schedules for that year have been circulated to football clubs, according to football.london, and the current schedule has the Premier League starting up again just nine days after the final in order to maintain the traditional Boxing Day match fixtures. The Premier League will “adjust” by starting the season a week early, and ending a week late.
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