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It's yet to happen, but when it does, surely the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take some beating for a strange place to play the most prestigious sporting tournament in the world. Temperatures during the summer reach 50 degrees and the tiny alcohol restricted state will have to find some way to accommodate beer swilling fans from around the world.

Premier League remains opposed to winter World Cup, despite calls to switch 2022 tournament in Qatar

Summer heats in Qatar pose huge problems for football's greatest tournament

England are due to play in the rebuilt Maracana in Rio on 2 June

Maracana Stadium may not be ready for England friendly in Brazil

Stadium is being revamped ahead of World Cup

Fifa criticised over investigations into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids

Russia and Qatar will hold the two tournaments

Doctors to decide on 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Fifa confirmed yesterday that they would only switch the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter months if there was strong medical evidence that the Gulf's searing summer heat could endanger players.

Kevin-Prince Boateng took a stand against racial abuse by walking off the pitch in January

Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sepp Blatter for anti-racism talks this month

AC Milan midfielder took a stand against abuse by leaving the pitch in January

Frank Lampard and England were denied a clear goal against Germany at the last World Cup

Goal-line decisions could be shown on big screens in stadiums

Technology due to be implemented in the Premier League next season

Frank Lampard and England were denied a clear goal against Germany at the last World Cup

Every Premier League club must install goal-line technology

Stadiums will need to be fitted out from as early as next season

Frank Lampard and England were denied a clear goal against Germany at the last World Cup

Third company officially licensed by Fifa to provide goal-line technology system

A third company has been officially licensed by Fifa to provide goal-line technology systems.

Frank Lampard sees his World Cup goal ruled out

Goal-line technology wins approval for 2014 World Cup

Brazil based tournament will have assistance for referees

Frank Lampard and England were denied a clear goal against Germany at the last World Cup

Goal-line technology to be used at 2014 World Cup

Fifa have invited tenders to provide the system

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Fabrice Muamba’s heart stopped for 78 minutes during a game

Electronic monitors for every player can warn of heart problems that hit Fabrice Muamba

Football lawmakers' will be asked next month to allow trials of an electronic chip in players' shirts which could warn of medical problems such as the heart attack suffered by Bolton's Fabrice Muamba on the pitch.

England boss Roy Hodgson insists he has plenty of reasons to be cheerful

Agent linked to Roy Hodgson warned by Fifa over transfer of Heurelho Gomes to Tottenham

Leon Angel was found guilty of two breaches of the regulations

Offside rule to be re-worded to avoid misinterpretation

There is sometimes uncertainly over when a player is interfering with play

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