The 2022 FIFA World Cup which will be hosted in Qatar is due to be played in November and December rather than the usual June and July for the first time in history.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed the move as the 2018 World Cup in Russia comes to a close on Sunday.

The Fifa President Infantino has declared the 2018 World Cup as the best ever and thanked Russia for being the perfect host. 

Speaking at the traditional tournament overview media conference, Infantino said: “For a couple of years I have been saying this will be the best World Cup ever and today I can say that with conviction it is the best World Cup ever.

“I would like to thank everyone.

“The main actors are on the pitch – the players, referees and coaches – but, of course, there are also all those who have worked to make sure everything has worked smoothly, the Russians.

“A big thank you to the Russian government and the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the local organising committee, the Russian Football Union, the volunteers, the heart and smile of the World Cup, all those people, more than 100,000, who helped in one capacity or another.”