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Platini renews Qatar winter World Cup call

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UEFA president Michel Platini renewed his call on Thursday for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be switched to the winter to avoid the crushing heat of a Gulf summer and shared with neighbouring countries. 

UEFA president Michel Platini (C) hugs Argentinian football icon and former player Diego Maradona (L) during the first session of the International Sports Conference in Dubai on December 28, 2012. Platini renewed his call on Thursday for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be switched to the winter to avoid the crushing heat of a Gulf summer and shared with neighbouring countries.

A winter tournament would be "good for everyone" -- organisers, spectators and the media, the head of European football's governing body told the Dubai International Sports Conference.

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