UEFA president Michel Platini says he is willing to move European club competitions in order to allow the 2022 World Cup in
Platini, who also confirmed he voted for
Asked if he would move competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Platini told Al Jazeera: "Of course. If we play in winter, not a problem to organise it. How can people go to
"If we play in winter it will be not a problem. Instead [of stopping the season] in May you play until June, and then stop in December. Where is the problem?"
Platini, who appears to preparing the way for a bid to succeed
He added: "For me I vote for
"I think it was a good decision, but now I think we have to adapt when is the best moment and where is the best moment to play this World Cup in
Platini also described Blatter as 'clumsy' over his remark, since withdrawn, that racism on the field of play should be settled by a handshake.
"Blatter was clumsy but he's not a racist," said Platini.
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FIFA and the national football associations of the UK should put pressure on Qatar to improve the 'sub-human' working conditions of thousands of migrant labourers building facilities for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Labour's shadow international development secretary Jim Murphy has said.