Pardew sees the positives

A FIFA task force this week announced a recommendation of late November to late December - the final could be as late as December 23 under a UEFA proposal.

The final decision on the dates will be made by FIFA on March 20, and Crystal Palace manager Pardew said playing in Qatar in the summer would not have been right.

Pardew said: "England certainly wouldn't benefit from a World Cup in the summer in Qatar - for our fans or for our players.

"Qatar have won the process and we all have to understand in football that year could well be a winter World Cup

We have to deal with it and I'm sure we can.

"We have to organise our winter leagues and programmes around it accordingly.

Can it be a success? Absolutely, why not? Most World Cups are a success."

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said FIFA had been responsible for the mess around the 2022 World Cup and English football was paying the price.

He said: " [FIFA] voted for Qatar, and if they knew where Qatar was and how hot it is in June and July, maybe their vote was wrong

It's their responsibility and we have to accept it and get on with it.

"It's very easy after people have made the decisions to vote for one country for whatever interest they had, now to complain because it's going to be played in November or December.

"You think before you vote - it is as simple as that

I think they need to be a little bit more responsible themselves.

"Now we (English football) have to pay the price."

Source : PA

Source: PA