Winter World Cup 2022 favourable to England?
It seems as if the 2022 FIFA World Cup will indeed be held in the Winter, so the big question is, will that raise England’s chances of winning the World Cup?
It’s interesting, with the move to the world’s greatest football tournament happening because of fears over the extreme heat of the Qatar summer. It seems for once, that FIFA has listened to all the concerns, especially over safety of not only players but spectators as well, and with the World Cup 2022 more likely than not going to be played across November and December there has to be some adjustment to club football.
The decision to have a winter World Cup still has to be ratified by Fifa, and if it happens it will be at the gathering of the Executive Committee in Zurich on March 19th and 20th. Of course, the Premier League and English Football League may not be too happy with this if it causes a disruption to their profitable festive period of football.
Will English football take a Winter Break to allow for the World Cup?
It has been seen at the last two World Cups that England have looked a tried, clueless side lacking energy when it has come to the summer finals. So if the 2022 World Cup happened just a few months into the new season, with players still fresh and fit, surely that would boost England’s chances of happening a deep run?
The disruptions to not only the Premier League, but the other top European League’s is obviously going to be there. The Premier League alone sent 105 players to the 2014 World Cup, and the other top leagues such as La Liga and the Bundesliga will also be affected heavily.
But for England fans, it could raise the stock of the Three Lions putting on a better showing than if the tournament followed its usual route of being played in the summer. With some young England stars on the rise like Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, who knows how the Three Lions will look in seven year’s time.
The players will have had less games under their belt and not heading to a major tournament after a long and congested season. England of course wouldn’t be the only European nation helped out in that respect, but for England fans, it will be nice to dream and at least look at the positives of a Winter World Cup.