Europe's top leagues have stated their clearest opposition yet to changing the 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar.
Europe’s top leagues have stated their clearest opposition yet to changing the 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar.
The European Professional Football Leagues group says “all scenarios on the rescheduling of the World Cup in Qatar are damaging the domestic competitions and leagues’ business interests.”
Top-tier leagues face taking an eight-week midseason break if the World Cup kicks off in November, as FIFA President Sepp Blatter suggests.
The EPFL said after a board meeting Thursday it will give its view to a FIFA consultation process on moving the tournament from the hot summer months.
- Pursuit of big-money contract comes at a cost for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
- Ticket prices soar, then drop for World Cup
- Whitest big county in the U.S.? It’s us
- As Puget Sound sweats, few air conditioners are cooling us down
- Kent family mourns loss of father, two sons in Father’s Day weekend crash
Most Read Stories
Blatter has set next March as a deadline to decide the tournament dates.
European leagues and clubs have long been expected to oppose a November-December World Cup.