Tuesday 27th September 2016,
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2022 World Cup to Take Place in December

QatarStadiumPlansThe World Cup typically takes place in June and July, but apparently that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way forever. Qatar will be the host location for the 2022 tournament and it has been announced that the championship game will take place in December and will begin in November.

That will be an interesting viewing experience during the holidays for certain parts of the world.

FIFA’s executive committee has decided that the 2022 World Cup final will be held on Dec. 18, world football’s organizing body confirmed on Thursday.

The climax of the winter World Cup will take place a week before Christmas. The final, set for a Sunday, is also Qatar’s National Day, a celebration of independence.

The 2022 World Cup is to be played in the winter to avoid the fierce heat of June and July, and it will be a shortened tournament over 28 days instead of the usual 32.

H/T: ESPN

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