QATAR ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR TWO NEW WORLD CUP STADIUMS

Qatar have announced the construction of two new stadiums for its hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

The plans bring the amount of venues to be used in the tournament to seven, one short of the eight required for the staging nation.

Organisers of the event continue to press on with preparations for the event, despite upheaval over the bidding process of the hosts, and its uncertainty over what time of year games will be played.

With searing Middle East temperatures in the usual time period in which the World Cup would be played in June and July, there have been talks of shifting it to winter, but many have protested the idea due to the interruption it would cause to domestic leagues.

UEFA president Michel Platini said: "It'll never be in April, May or June. It will be in winter."

"It's not the clubs that are playing, it's the players and it's not possible to play in May when it's 40 degrees."

Posted on 07/11/2014