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Qatar World Cup won't be held in summer, says FIFA exec

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June or July because of the Gulf country's summer heat. He expects the tournament to be held "between Nov. 15 and Jan. 15 at the latest."

Jerome Valcke expects 2022 tournament will go in cooler months

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June or July because of the Gulf country's summer heat. 0:53

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June or July because of the Gulf country's summer heat.

Valcke tells France-Inter radio that he expects the tournament to be held "between Nov. 15 and Jan. 15 at the latest."

Valcke is leading FIFA's consultation to suggest which months to play after president Sepp Blatter rejected the traditional June-July World Cup period because of the heat.

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