EPFL Statement Regarding FIFA Decision On Qatar 2022

EPFL - European Professional Football Leagues 

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) welcomes the decision of FIFA Executive Committee to postpone any decision related to the period during which the Qatar World Cup 2022 shall be played.
As previously stated by the EPFL, any change to the current structure of the international calendar must be carefully assessed through a full and proper consultation and decision making process balancing all relevant interests, including all football stakeholders and notably the EPFL.

Hence, the EPFL also welcomes the decision of FIFA to establish a specific working group of stakeholders to examine such issue and is ready to give its contribution for such body. 
The EPFL Chairman Frédéric Thiriez stated: “We are pleased that FIFA President and FIFA Executive Committee took into consideration our position for this delicate matter. This is positive for the European Leagues and the whole football family”.


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