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Premier League will not agree to winter World Cup

The Premier League have rejected FIFA proposals to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter. FIFA's executive committee will meet on October 3 and 4 in Zurich to discuss the issue and the Premier League confirmed it would oppose any such switch to earlier in the year on the grounds it would cause major disruption to three domestic seasons - the 2021/22 campaign and the ones either side - as well as impacting on broadcasting contracts.

A Premier League spokesman said: "The Premier League position remains unchanged. The prospect of a winter World Cup is neither workable nor desirable for European domestic football."

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