FIFA will not compensate clubs for 2022 World Cup
25 February 2015, 14:04
Doha - FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says the governing body will not compensate European clubs for disrupting their season by rescheduling the 2022 World Cup.
Valcke says FIFA should not apologize for a November-December tournament that avoids Qatar's summer heat.
European clubs leader Karl-Heinz Rummenigge demanded compensation on Tuesday for shutting down top leagues for several weeks.
Valcke also says UEFA supports playing the 2022 World Cup final on a Friday, Dec. 23.
That claim will raise tension between UEFA and its British members angered by threats to their traditional holiday schedule.
Every World Cup final since 1970 was played on Sunday. Dec. 18 is also an option for 2022.
Valcke also says that awarding Fox broadcast rights to the 2026 World Cup averted possible legal action over the date switch.
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