Previous
United States
Guatemala
4
0
FT
Game Details
Peru
Paraguay
2
0
FT
Game Details
Houston Dynamo
Chicago Fire
1
1
FT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
DC United
1
0
FT
Game Details
River Plate
Rosario Central
0
2
FT
Game Details
Next
United StatesUnited States
GuatemalaGuatemala
4
0
FT
Game Details
PeruPeru
ParaguayParaguay
2
0
FT
Game Details

Germany considers summer football

The German Football League (DFL) is discussing plans to play through the summer and have a long break in the winter if the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is held during the winter months.

DFL general manager Andreas Rettig said the idea was being considered, with the news coming after Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had suggested the idea in an interview with Die Welt earlier this week.

"From May through to August we don't play football here, even though we have the best weather in those months," Rummenigge said. "Maybe we should have our break when the weather is bad."

And Rettig told the paper: "We are openly discussing this issue. "In the end, of course, it is down to FIFA and what they decide in the ongoing Qatar debate."

Other Bundesliga officials backed the idea, with Werder Bremen's Thomas Schaaf saying: "We have the best conditions during the summer. We have to make use of it."

Hannover 96 president Martin Kind told Bild: "The winter is not that thrilling for fans. It is more relaxed during the summer."

But Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke said: "You'd also have to keep in mind that it is different in the more southern countries in Europe. The Italians or Spaniards would most certainly not like to play during the summer when they have temperatures of 45C."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.