Football: Fifa will not compensate clubs for switch of 2022 World Cup to Nov-Dec

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke (centre) arrives for a meeting in Doha on Feb 24, 2015, with the Fifa taskforce, including officials from football's global governing body, top leagues and players' representatives. -- PHOTO: AFP
Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke (centre) arrives for a meeting in Doha on Feb 24, 2015, with the Fifa taskforce, including officials from football's global governing body, top leagues and players' representatives. -- PHOTO: AFP

DOHA (AFP) - Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Wednesday that European football clubs would not receive financial compensation for the 2022 World Cup being moved to November-December.

"There will be no compensation. There are seven years to reorganise," he told a Doha press conference.

"We are in agreement with the clubs."

European associations, representing major clubs from England, Germany and France among other countries, have complained that the switch will disrupt their domestic seasons.