WORLD CUP 2022 FI­NALS ON QATAR NA­TIONAL DAY

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FIFA con­firmed that the foot­ball tour­na­ment in Qatar will be a shorter 28-day af­fair (in­stead of the usual 32 days), with the fi­nals fall­ing on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 18, co­in­cid­ing with Qatar Na­tional Day. FIFA's Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Chief Wal­ter de Gre­go­rio said that de­cid­ing the date of the fi­nal was “an im­por­tant step". "Fi­nally, we know and we can move for­ward,” he said. At a meet­ing in Barcelona, the Euro­pean Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball Leagues adopted a res­o­lu­tion crit­i­cis­ing the de­ci­sion to move the tour­na­ment to win­ter. While the English leagues an­nounced that they will not take legal ac­tion against FIFA over the de­ci­sion, other top Euro­pean leagues like the French are still mulling the pos­si­bil­ity.

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