Wales Postponed Training Hours Due to Qatar Heat Wave…
The Welsh national soccer team postponed the training as the temperature in Doha, Qatar, where the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup will be held, soared.
Britain’s Daily Mail said on the 17th (Korea Standard Time), “Wales has adjusted its training schedule due to the heat wave.” “We were scheduled to train every day at 1:30 p.m. local time ahead of the opening match against the U.S., but it was postponed to 4 p.m.”
Even though Qatar is in mid-November, the average temperature is more than 30 degrees Celsius. On the 17th, the highest temperature was 33 degrees and the lowest temperature was 23 degrees.
Wales, along with England, the U.S., and Iran, are in Group B and are aiming to advance to the round of 16. The first U.S. and third England matches are somewhat late at 10 p.m. local time, but the match against Iran will be held at 1 p.m. and will have to be played in the heat.
Welsh coach Robert Page was scheduled to train at 1:30 p.m. in time for the match against Iran, but the afternoon temperature was so high that he changed his training schedule to 4 p.m.
“We went to the stadium where we were going to play three games, which was exceptional. There were air conditioners all over the stadium, so I could feel the cold. “I’m not sure if the players can feel it in the middle of the pitch,” he added.
Qatar has installed air conditioners in all eight stadiums, including Lucial Stadium and Education City Stadium, ahead of the World Cup.