Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers say they are flexible with the timing of the tournament, insisting they are prepared for a summer or winter event, reports SkySports. There have been growing concerns over the extreme summer temperatures, with calls to move the World Cup to the winter.

A statement from the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee said: "Concerning the timing of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, we have always reiterated that we bid on the parameters that we would host in the summer of 2022.

"Various figures from the world of football have raised preferences for hosting in the winter.

"We are ready to host the World Cup in summer or winter. Our planning isn't affected either way, as we are committed to the cooling technologies for legacy reasons."