ZURICH: Football’s world governing body FIFA on Tuesday insisted it will not be liable for compensation if the 2022 World Cup is staged in winter rather than summer, CNN has reported.
Australian football chiefs argue that if the competition is moved then FIFA should offer compensation to those nations affected by a major rescheduling of global football’s calendar.
But a FIFA spokesperson said: “As part of the bidding documents all bidders, including FA Australia, accepted that the final decision regarding the format and dates of the staging of the FIFA World Cup and FIFA though initially expected to be in June/July, remains subject to the final decision of the FIFA Organising Committee.
“There is no ground for any speculations.” FIFA will discuss the proposal to move the tournament to a cooler winter date at a meeting in Zurich next month. Agencies