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FIFA must pay up, claims German league boss

( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-02-27 07:12:05

German Football League (DFL) president Reinhard Rauball has criticized FIFA for insisting it will not financially compensate European clubs despite proposals to hold the 2022 World Cup in November and December.

Plans to play the 2022 tournament in Qatar during the middle of the European season have still to be ratified next month by FIFA's executive committee but the proposal has met widespread condemnation in Germany.

The FIFA proposal is based on common sense due to extreme temperatures in the Middle East state during June and July, when World Cup finals are traditionally held, but the date switch would cause major disruption to European competitions.

FIFA must pay up, claims German league boss

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