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Winter sports up in arms over 2022 World Cup idea

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The prospect of a winter World Cup in 2022 is causing mounting anger among the leaders of skiing, ice hockey and other cold weather sports who fear the crushing power of football fever. 

The World Cup trophy sits on the rostrum prior to the official announcement of the 2018/2022 World Cup host countries on December 2, 2010 at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich

As FIFA weighs up whether to move the globe's top football tournament from its traditional June and July slot to avoid host nation Qatar's scorching heat, its winter sport counterparts are marshalling opposition.

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