Qatar is hosting the 2022 tournament but FIFA's executive committee will on Friday discuss moving it to the winter to avoid the searing heat of June and July.
Greg Clarke, the Football League chairman who was part of England's 2018 bid delegation three years ago when Qatar won the vote for 2022, said it would be unfair on the losing bids to now switch the timing of the World Cup. Any move would cause major disruption for British domestic leagues - and several others - at least for that year.
Clarke told Press Association Sport: "My view is that it should be like any public tender process and if the tender isn't valid, then have a new one.
"Don't start fiddling at the edges. If the tender doesn't work, run a new one.
"There were some really good bids from people like Australia and the USA who spent a lot of money and have a great footballing culture and really wanted to run the World Cup, and they were excluded on the grounds that it was going to be in the summer and that it was going to be in Qatar.
"If I was them I would be less than happy if FIFA are now changing the rules, and my view is: run it again."
Clarke said the FIFA members must have known in 2010 about the problems that would be faced in trying to hold it in Qatar in the summer.
He added: "I went out to Zurich in 2010 in support of the England 2018 bid and I found the whole thing a little bemusing.
"I didn't have a problem at all with Russia winning 2018 - a large country, huge football pedigree, lots of fans and clubs and never had a World Cup so probably their turn and good luck to them.
"I have nothing against Qatar either, but anyone who has done business in that part of the world knows it is 50 degrees C in the summer.
"When it was announced, I thought 'that's interesting' - I could imagine how they spend a fortune building air-conditioned stadia but what are they going to about the fans trying to walk around in 50 degree heat?
"Most of the people who live in that part of the world, if they have got any money they go away for that period and then go back when it cools down.
"Now FIFA are getting to the point where they don't think they can make it work and why I say it baffles me completely is that was an absolutely predictable outcome."
UEFA's 54 member associations have already backed the principle of playing in winter, a proposal championed by the European body's president Michel Platini, a FIFA vice-president.
Platini said last month he did not envisage any decision this week, and has told reporters he was more concerned with the investigation last week which uncovered appalling treatment of migrant workers in Qatar.
He said: "I'm much more concerned about that than the discussion about summer and winter.
"There will be no decision. It is impossible. We must wait to see what proposal president Blatter will bring to the executive committee."
Qatar World Cup organisers said they could accommodate any change decided by FIFA but would also be able to use cooling technologies to stage the 2022 tournament in June or July.
A Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee statement said: "We bid for the FIFA World Cup in summer because we saw the opportunity to present solutions for players and fans in our country, and others with similar climates, to enjoy the outdoors in cool, safe and comfortable conditions in the summer months.
"We committed significant time and resources toward proving that we could host the tournament in summer in cool, comfortable and safe conditions.
"If the international football community reaches a consensus to move the event to an alternate date, we are able to accommodate that change. This would not affect our planning and preparation."
The statement pointed out that FIFA inspectors had visited the air-conditioned stadia during the bidding process.
It added: "Our commitment to cooling technologies will continue, for without it certain parts of the world will be denied the right to host such events. Qatar already has one cooled stadium at Al Sadd Sports Club, retrofitted in 2008. FIFA's inspection team visited this stadium and experienced the cooling first-hand.
"In 2010, we constructed a prototype carbon-neutral stadium which utilised renewable energy-powered cooling technologies to cool the stadium, which FIFA's inspection team also visited.
"We are currently in a period of research and development to implement these environmentally-friendly cooling technologies on a larger scale in our stadiums, training pitches, fan zones and public areas for the 2022 FIFA World Cup."