Even though they have attributed the 2022 World Cup tournament to Qatar, without considering that a summer edition would not be possible given the climatic environment, Fifa will not be compensating leagues for the reshuffle. This has been confirmed by general secretary of the organization, Jerome Valcke.
The 2022 edition would be held in November and December and the general secretary has rejected all appeals to make up for the inconvenience caused to most clubs and leagues.
The Qatar edition of the World Cup, expected to be held in seven years’ time would not be held during the usual mid-year months but rather at the end of the year. Fifa announced that this is due to the sweltering heat felt during the summer months in the region. The end of year has cooler temperatures.
Fifa claims that all six confederations concerned with the competition have already agreed to the change of date. However, the exact schedule would be confirmed on the 19th and 20th of March as the organization’s executive committee would meet in order to ratify this change.
However, several clubs and leagues have spurred backlashes against Fifa stating that would have to bear the cost for the handling of the World Cup given to Qatar under what they believe to be controversial circumstances.
Bayern CEO and head of the European Club Association, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is among the stakeholders who asked that Fifa provided compensation for parties affected by this decision. Richard Scudamore, Premier League chief has even hinted that he might take legal action of the World Cup decision.