FIFA delays announcement on 2022 World Cup

Jan 08, 2014, 11:23 AM EST
FIFA president Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on November 9, 2013. Blatter confirmed on November 8 that he would favour playing the controversial 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December. AFP PHOTO / AL-WATAN DOHA / KARIM JAAFAR

The controversially decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was centered around when the games would be held; with concerns over the heat in the Gulf state posing a major problem to players and spectators alike. While it is known that the games will not be held during the traditional June-July timeframe, FIFA delayed announcing when specifically they would be moved to. Those announcements, according to FIFA, will not be made until after the 2014 World Cup concludes in Brazil.