EPFL statement on Qatar 2022

EPFL statement on Qatar 2022

During the meeting of the Task Force for the Qatar World Cup 2022, held this morning in Doha, FIFA has proposed the period from 19 November to 23 December for the organisation of such international tournament.

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and the clubs have expressed their disagreement with respect to this proposal which will perturb and cause great damage to the normal running of the European domestic competitions.

Leagues and clubs have reiterated, once again, their joint solution for holding the World Cup during the month of May. This proposal has been structured on a fact-based study which is totally acceptable from the meteorological point of view by providing reasonable climatic conditions with regard to both players and fans.
 
The FIFA Executive Committee will take a final decision with respect to the period of final staging of the World Cup 2022 during its upcoming meeting on 19 March.
 
During today’s meeting in Doha, the President of the Task Force has assured that any solution proposed, including the May one jointly presented by the leagues and clubs, will be brought to the final discussion in the FIFA Executive Committee.

 

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