Thursday, 16 August, 2018

World Cup in Qatar will be held in November and December

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Speaking at a press conference in Moscow on Friday ahead of the 2018 World Cup final, Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino revealed that the World Cup could be expanded and talks are planned.

"It has been the best World Cup in history because football has been the main talking point, with only one match finishing 0-0", he admitted.

The activations in Moscow coincide with Qatar's official observation programme, where employees have been tasked with gathering knowledge in preparation for Qatar's tournament, which will kick off on 21 November 2022.

On VAR: Altogether 16 decisions were changed from wrong to right. "It can not be played in June and July and in November and December the players are very well prepared because it is nearly the beginning of the season", said Infantino in statements.

The World Cup has traditionally been held during the months of May-July, with the majority of competitions taking place in June.

Infantino said that the expansion of the tournament from 32 to 48 countries will change the panorama.

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"Players will be mid-season, not at the end of their seasons, at a time when they can be at their peak of their performance levels", Al Thawadi said. We must have discussions with the Qataris and then, if there is a possibility, we will talk about it with the FIFA Council and stakeholders.

Speaking to journalist at a press conference about diversity issues before England's semi-final against Croatia, Powar said that he and his time have "documented more than 30 cases" of mostly Russian women being "accosted in the streets" by male football fans.

Photographic agency Getty Images had also been caught up in a sexism storm after publishing a gallery of exclusively young women called "the hottest fans at the World Cup". You can see the powerhouses like Italy, Holland, Cameroon could not qualify. "More participation means more quality and Mexico, the United States and Canada are going to organise a great tournament [in 2026]".

"Maybe we could bring those who are having difficulties communicating with each other to start dialogue".

Putin, Infantino and Sheikh Tamim will attend the World Cup final at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, where France and Croatia will fight for the coveted trophy.