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FIFA Refuse To Pay Compensation To Clubs Unhappy With Winter 2022 World Cup

Governing body unapologetic at moving dates for controversial World Cup.

FIFA have stated that they will not pay out any compensation to unhappy clubs that will be affected by the 2022 World Cup being played in November and December, according to the BBC.

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The organisation has also refused to apologise for the schedule change, despite every club in all of Europe’s top divisions having their domestic campaigns.

It was announced this week that a FIFA task force recommended that the annual tournament be moved to the winter in order to avoid the harsh middle eastern summer, which can reach temperatures up to and above 40c, whereas the cooler months sees the temperature set at a much more manageable 25c.

“There will be no compensation,” said Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke.

“There are seven years to reorganise.”

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