Soccer’s global governing body FIFA will consider moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter to avoid the country’s stifling heat during June and July.

The two alternative dates — either January and February 2022 or November and December 2022 — were presented to a new task force. The group was established by the FIFA executive committee that looks at its international calendar in the six years from 2018, FIFA said on its website.

Qatar won bidding in 2010 and agreed to host the event during the normal period, which happens after the end of most of major European leagues. It promised to use technology to cool stadiums for fans and players.

Temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) during the Qatari summer.

Holding the World Cup in early 2022 could clash with the Winter Olympics, which are traditionally held in the same period.

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Photo Credit: The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid team displays zero carbon, solar powered cooling technology for open-air stadiums to FIFA inspectors during the FIFA inspection visit for the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid at a showcase stadium in Doha September 14, 2010. Fadi Al-Assaad / Reuters