Commonwealth Games 2022: Winter World Cup good for Games

South Africa at Glasgow Commonwealth Games
South Africa are the only country to bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Holding the 2022 Fifa World Cup in December would benefit the Commonwealth Games, says the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

A Fifa taskforce has recommended football's showpiece event take place in November and December in Qatar.

Should the World Cup be moved from its traditional June/July slot, it would leave the Commonwealth Games as the only major event of that summer.

Prince Imran said: "It's very good news for us. It's an opportunity for us."

Durban in South Africa is the only remaining bidder to host the 2022 Games after Canadian city Edmonton withdrew.

Prince Imran said hosting the event in South Africa for the first time would "open up Africa to the rest of the Commonwealth".

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