2022 Domestic finals to move

Manchester City (AFP)
Manchester City (AFP)

London - English and Spanish cup competitions could be completed in June 2022, after a World Cup in Qatar, under proposals being presented to FIFA next week by leading European clubs.

The European Club Association is proposing an April-May timeframe for the World Cup, arguing it would be less disruptive to the season than FIFA President Sepp Blatter's favored November-December solution for avoiding playing in the fiercest summer heat in Qatar.

The ECA outline for an April 28-May 29 tournament envisages European clubs which usually start their seasons in August pushing that date forward by up to two weeks in 2021.

The 214-club organization then found space for only 48 domestic league and cup fixtures before a suggested April 18 player-release cutoff for the World Cup.

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