Previous
SC Freiburg
Hertha Berlin
0
0
LIVE 9'
Game Details
Elche
Eibar
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Bordeaux
Evian Thonon Gaillard
0
0
LIVE 10'
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Colorado Rapids
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Tijuana
Santos
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Arsenal Tula
Mordovia Saransk
0
1
FT
Game Details
Elche
Eibar
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
SC Freiburg
Hertha Berlin
0
0
LIVE 9'
Game Details
Bordeaux
Evian Thonon Gaillard
0
0
LIVE 10'
Game Details
Partick Thistle
St Mirren
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Carpi
Trapani
2
2
LIVE 76'
Game Details
Spezia
Virtus Entella
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Erzgebirge Aue
St Pauli
3
0
FT
Game Details
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
SV Darmstadt 98
2
0
FT
Game Details
VfR Aalen
SV Sandhausen
0
1
FT
Game Details
AJ Auxerre
AC Ajaccio
1
1
LIVE 37'
Game Details
Ajaccio GFCO
Dijon FCO
2
0
LIVE 31'
Game Details
Brest
Arles
1
0
LIVE 21'
Game Details
Chateauroux
AS Nancy Lorraine
0
2
LIVE 35'
Game Details
Créteil
Clermont Foot
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
Niort
Valenciennes
1
0
LIVE 39'
Game Details
Sochaux
Nimes
0
0
LIVE 39'
Game Details
Stade Laval
Angers
1
1
LIVE 41'
Game Details
Tours
Orléans
3
1
LIVE 18'
Game Details
Willem II Tilburg
NAC Breda
1
0
LIVE 40'
Game Details
Achilles '29
FC Oss
0
1
LIVE 39'
Game Details
FC Den Bosch
Helmond Sport
2
0
LIVE 41'
Game Details
Fortuna Sittard
FC Eindhoven
0
1
LIVE 29'
Game Details
Jong PSV
Sparta Rotterdam
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
MVV Maastricht
De Graafschap
0
0
LIVE 26'
Game Details
SC Stormvogels Telstar
Jong FC Twente
0
1
LIVE 28'
Game Details
VVV Venlo
Almere City
2
0
LIVE 36'
Game Details
Guimaraes
Paços de Ferreira
7:30 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Arsenal Tula
Mordovia Saransk
0
1
FT
Game Details
Randers FC
Silkeborg IF
1
0
FT
Game Details
IFK
Gefle IF
4
0
LIVE 81'
Game Details
SK Brann
Sandnes Ulf
1
1
LIVE 78'
Game Details
Athlone Town FC
Bohemians
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bray
St Patricks
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Dundalk
Derry City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Colorado Rapids
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
UNAM
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Tijuana
Santos
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Quilmes
Lanús
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Colón de Santa Fe
San Martín de San Juan
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlante
Mineros de Zacatecas
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Coras Tepic
Dorados de Sinaloa
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
América RN
Portuguesa de Desportos
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Joinville
Goianiense
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Ceará
Avaí
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
General Díaz
Guaraní
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Vantforet Kofu
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Deportivo Cali
12:45 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Sep 19, 2013

Europe backs winter World Cup

It's taken three years, but it looks like the football world is coming round to the idea of a winter World Cup in Qatar.

• Qatar determined to host the 2022 World Cup
• Blatter makes 2022 admission

European countries have backed a winter World Cup in 2022, but have called on FIFA to delay any potential decision.

The 54 UEFA associations have said that they are open to the idea of the tournament moving to take place during the middle of the domestic European season.

FIFA’s executive committee are expected to make a decision in principle during a meeting in Zurich on October 3 and 4.

But with nearly ten years until the competition will take place in Qatar, Britain’s FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has confirmed that UEFA members are keen not to be tied to a definitive date at this early stage. 

He said: "What has come out of this meeting, and what I think is sensible, is an agreement by the UEFA countries that the World Cup cannot be played in Qatar in the summer. Everyone was certainly in agreement about that.

"But what the 54 countries do not want FIFA to do is to make a decision yet on exactly when in the year it is going to be played.

"There is still nine years to go and people feel FIFA should sit down with all the major stakeholders and come up with a solution that would cause the minimum disruption to football.

"There is plenty of time to do that in my opinion, and hopefully football will be the winner."

Future disagreements are foreseen over the potential date before it is finally decided upon.

British associations are keen to protect the domestic Christmas schedule, UEFA favour January due to their Champions League commitments.

Meanwhile, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has told FIFA that moving the 2022 World Cup from the summer must not impact that year’s Winter Olympics.

Rescheduling the tournament to the winter of 2022 would have a direct effect on the Winter Olympics, and the IOC says it will stand in the way of such a move.

An IOC spokesman told Press Association Sport: “We were aware that FIFA might consider changing the dates for the 2022 World Cup. We are confident that FIFA will discuss the dates with us so as to co-ordinate them and avoid any affect on the Winter Games.''

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.