WORLD CUP 2022 FINALS ON QATAR NATIONAL DAY
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.