Football By Joe Crilly

Will European Sides Boycott Winter World Cup?

Following the news that the 2022 World Cup is set to be hosted in winter, William Hill are offering 16/1 that any European side withdraws from the competition before the start of qualification.

Despite the fact that it will come at a time when all of England’s players should be at their fittest, they are still rated as 20/1 shots to win the competition.

“The tournament will come right in the middle of most of Europe’s major leagues and at least one side may decide to pull the plug on their participation in order to focus on their domestic competition – especially given the sums of money involved in the TV deals now,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Qatar 2022 specials:

England win                        20/1

Any European team to withdraw before the start of qualification                              16/1