KNVB supports Qatar World Cup in winter

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The Royal Dutch Football Association Chairman Michael van Praag said the association supports shifting the Qatar 2022 World Cup from the summer to winter.

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On Wednesday, van Praag said the KNVB has always stated that it is not a good idea to play in the summer in Qatar, Nos .

I cannot say much about it," he said.

The world football organization FIFA wants to shift the World Cup 2022 to the winter from summer due to hot conditions in Qatar in the summer.

FIFA hasn’t made a final decision about the move. But it is expected to make a choice after the 2014 World Cup.

In September, European football body UEFA said it supports moving the World Cup to the winter.