Chairman of the European Club Association Karl-Heinze Rummenigge says they will ask for compensation if FIFA reschedules the 2022 Qatar world cup for November and December.
MUNICH, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 24, 2015) (ECA) – European clubs want to be compensated if FIFA follows the recommendation of its task force and stages the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December, they said on Tuesday (February 24).
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), said in a video statement released by the organisation: “Today’s recommendation of the task force regarding the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar does not come as a surprise. It was rather expected. For the football family, the rescheduling of the FIFA World Cup 2022 represents a difficult and challenging task. All match calendars across the world will have to accommodate such tournament in 2022/23 which requires everyone’s willingness to compromise. However, the European clubs and leagues cannot be expected to bear the costs for such a rescheduling. We expect the clubs to be compensated for the damage, that a final decision would cause.”
The FIFA task force has recommended to the executive committee meeting in March that Qatar hosts a shorter tournament, staged over the cooler months of November and December 2022.