By Jonathan Davies
FIFA, football's world governing body, has announced that European clubs will not receive compensation for the disruption caused by the Qatar World Cup 2022.
A taskforce set up by FIFA yesterday (Tuesday) recommended the World Cup in Qatar be played during November/December to avoid unplayable 40°C temperatures.
Chairman of the European Club Association, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, called on FIFA to pay compensation to European clubs affected by the inevitable fixture rescheduling, whom cannot be expected to bear the financial cost, he said.
But FIFA has rejected that idea and is expected to approve the winter World Cup in March.