Rummenigge wants FIFA to compensate clubs for 2022 World Cup switch

Rummenigge wants FIFA to compensate clubs for 2022 World Cup switch
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Published February 24th, 2015 - 17:28 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge called Tuesday on FIFA to compensate clubs if the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is moved to November and December.

Rummenigge, who chairs the 214-member European Club Association (ECA), said the clubs and leagues "cannot be expected to pay the price alone for moving the FIFA World Cup to the winter."

Rummenigge said the clubs expected football's world governing body "to compensate fairly for the damage" of a new tournament date.

Tuesday's recommendation by a FIFA task force to move the 2022 World Cup to November and December "does not come as a surprise," Rummenigge said.

Now the international match calendar for 2022-2023 had to be agreed and "great readiness for compromise is demanded from everybody."

FIFA's executive committee will meet to discuss the task force's recommendation at a meeting in Zurich on March 19 and 20. ECA had proposed late April and May for the 2022 World Cup.

© 2015 dpa GmbH

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