FIFA bullish over winter World Cup

Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy secretary general and Local Organising Committee CEO Hassan al-Thawadi, centre, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and Local Organising Committee deputy CEO Nasser al-Khater, who is also the executive director, communications and marketing at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, at yesterday’s press conference in Doha.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke rules out any prospect of Europe’s football clubs receiving financial compensation for the 2022 World Cup being moved to November-December.

European clubs impacted by FIFA’s decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in the winter will not get any money as compensation – or for that matter even an apology, secretary general Jerome Valcke has said.

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Former German footballer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who now heads the European Clubs’ Association (ECA), and other top officials had hinted that top European clubs would seek financial compensation for any disruption caused to their leagues because of the tournament’s shift from its traditional summer slot, but a bullish Valcke red-carded that suggestion, saying there’s still plenty of time for them to get adjusted to the idea.

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Source News: Gulf Times