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Posted On: 6 October 2013 07:34 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

David Beckham: Qatar 2022 World Cup will be 'special' whatever the date

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David Beckham says he believes FIFA, football's governing body, have got "a big decision" to make over whether to move the Qatar 2022 World Cup from summer to winter. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said a final decision on which months to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar might be delayed until 2015. Mr Blatter said he "cannot contradict" board executive committee member Michel D'Hooghe, who told The Associated Press that a decision was expected in 2015 "at the earliest." Mr Blatter's ruling board ordered a "very deep consultation" on Friday into moving the dates in Qatar to avoid the hot summer months. The consultation, involving football leaders, sponsors and broadcasters, will report after the World Cup finishes in Brazil next July. Speaking at a children's training session at Lee Valley Athletics Cente, David Beckham insisted he did not mind what the decision was, adding "the Qataris will make it special whenever it is."