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FIFA medical chief against summer 2022 World Cup

Updated: March 15, 2013, 3:07 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOKKE, Belgium -- FIFA's medical chief said he is against holding the 2022 World Cup in the summer heat of Qatar.

Michel D'Hooghe added a strong voice on Friday to the debate about whether Qatar should stick to the traditional slot of June for a World Cup or shift to a time of the year when the climate is more temperate.

Even though D'Hooghe said games and training would be held in climate conditioned temperatures of 21 degrees (70 F), the thousands of fans and other officials following ...

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