Football: No decision on Qatar World Cup before next year, says Fifa chief Blatter

ZURICH (REUTERS) - Fifa has launched a "consultation process" to decide whether to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar outside the traditional June-July slot and will not make a decision until next year, president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

"The executive committee decided to launch a consultation process among main stakeholders for Qatar 2022 dates," Blatter said on Twitter.

"No decision will be taken before 2014 WC (World Cup)".