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FIFA sets out timetable for 2022 WCup dates talks
FIFA sets out timetable for talks on switching 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar
Associated Press
2013-12-06 03:01 AM

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) -- FIFA has agreed a timetable for consultation aimed at switching the 2022 World Cup kickoff in Qatar to November.

A final decision is expected when FIFA's executive committee meets in December 2014 or March 2015.

FIFA says "the international football community and FIFA's business partners" will have meetings between now and August with a working group led by Asian confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.

Broadcaster Fox, which owns the United States English-language rights, should be a key contributor because a November-December tournament will clash with NFL, college football, NBA and NHL schedules.

FIFA says a panel will meet in September and November to draft major tournament and national team match dates, which will affect domestic league schedules.

Clubs are obliged to release their players for FIFA international calendar fixtures.

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