FIFA president Sepp Blatter has contradicted his previous comments about the 2022 World Cup, by confirming the finals in Qatar will take place in the summer.
Blatter had earlier stated that he expected the tournament to be played in the winter due to the hostile summer temperatures of Qatar.
However, many people criticised the plans and Qatar footballing chief Mohamed bin Hammam insisted the finals would be played in the traditional summer months.
Now Blatter has confirmed they will indeed be remaining in the summer.
“I am not in favour of one or the other. What I did say, winter is not only January or February,” said Blatter.
“I think for the time being the matter is on ice.
“Everything is settled now for summer and all the 64 matches will be played in the territory of Qatar.”