FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week announced the dates for the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.
And breaking away from traditions the football festival will be held outside of the summer season, considering the climate of the host nation. This should come as a great relief for the players and the support staff, for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, given the conditions in Quatar.
Gianni revealed at a press conference that the tournament will begin on 21 November 2022, and the final will be played on December 18th.
He also added that various leagues around the world have been already been informed about the decision, given that the new dates clash with the normal domestic schedules for a number of European club sides.
“Leagues around the world have been informed already,” Gianni opined adding, “Of course they will have to adopt.”
On the VAR technology, the FIFA president said that the VAR system had made a successful start at the Russia 2018 World Cup, and helped correct the mistakes made by the referees.
He spoke of very clear and positive results of the VAR in the present World Cup edition which ended on Sunday in the final between France and Croatia in Moscow.
Speaking about the just concluded tournament Gianni praised the organisation of the World Cup Russia 2018 calling it the best. He also extended thanks to the Russian government, the organizing committee, the Russian Football federation and the volunteers who were the heart of the Russia World Cup 2018.