So to placate the network which thought it was getting a summer ratings boost in '22, it got a clear shot at the following World Cup at a (one presumes) huge discount.
So yeah, six years from now it's Winter World Cup time. Brrr! (buttons top button of Hawaiian shirt).
FIFA took huge heat for awarding Qatar the '22 Cup, noting among other things that region's ability to cook various foods on the sidewalk with just the sun. So the Cup organizers devised a plan to cool its stadiums to a chilly 80 degrees (outdoor temperatures can reach 120 in July), but so far that technology hasn't even been tested.
So FIFA president Sepp Blatter, rather than move the Cup, just moved the dates.
A November-December World Cup would not conflict with the 2022 Olympics, but it will still cause a host of problems. European leagues will have to completely reschedule their seasons. In the U.S., the tournament will conflict with the NFL, NBA, and NHL seasons.
So you can see why Fox is having a fit.
But if you think you're going to have to pack an array of sweaters to attend, guess again. While average temperatures in Qatar drop during the winter months (71 to 75 degrees is common), it can still shoot above 80 at any time, especially in early June. In other words, you're in the desert. Prepare for it by watching Lawrence of Arabia rather than Frozen.