Greg Dyke, the new chairman of the English Football Association, says a summer World Cup in Qatar will not work because of the searing desert heat.
FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the tiny emirate has been widely criticised.
Last month, Theo Zwanziger, former head of the German football federation (DfB), said it was a “blatant mistake”.
Air conditioning would cool the stadiums, but potential health concerns remain for players, supporters and officials travelling outside the venues.
Switching the event to the winter could potentially disrupt European leagues, where most of football’s income is generated.
Tempatures in Qatar average between 30-40 degrees Celsius during the summer.
The Qataris have insisted that they can deliver football’s biggest event and that the vote was the “right decision.”