"Surely this is something that would have be known prior to the tournament being awarded to Qatar?"
Undoubtedly, but we are where we are.
**"The head of Qatar's organising committee, Hassan Al-Thawadi, says his country is also willing to change their plans. "If it's a wish of the football community to have the World Cup in winter, then we are open to that," he said."**
Which seems to me to be a pretty fair-minded response. It isn't all about European football - Uefa has signalled its willingness to cooperate if the competition was moved to the Qatar winter, so I say to the FA 'stop whinging and deal with it'.