ECA Media Release

In response to the FIFA Qatar Task Force Meeting, which took place in Doha today, ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has commented as follows.

     "Today's recommendation of the Task Force regarding the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar does not come as a surprise; it was rather expected.

For the football family the rescheduling of the FIFA World Cup 2022 presents a difficult and challenging task. All match calendars across the world will have to accommodate such tournament in 2022/23, which requires everyone's willingness to compromise.

However, the European clubs and leagues cannot be expected to bear the costs for such rescheduling. We expect the clubs to be compensated for the damage that a final decision would cause."

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, ECA Chairman