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UEFA to move CL final in 2022

UEFA is prepared to move the Champions League semi-finals and final to June in 2022 to accommodate a winter World Cup in Qatar, the European body's president Michel Platini has revealed.

Platini said a solution to deciding the dates of the tournament was now "not so far" and that it would not be a problem to move the Champions League - something that could prove to be an important compromise.

A FIFA task force to decide on the dates met on Monday and afterwards FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said it had identified November/December 2022 and January/February 2022 as the most likely options in order to avoid the fierce heat of June and July. A final decision is expected in March.