Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thinks nothing of a Boycott and would participate with the FC Bayern Munich, apparently, but happy at the new club world Cup. Just a day after the decision of the FIFA Council on the Reform of the competition and the announced opposition of the major European associations of Bavaria, Chairman of the Board discussions of the world Federation with representatives of clubs, leagues and professionals urged to reach an agreement.
"The previous club world Cup every year in December, a nonsense competition. I understand the FIFA that this competition is now to be reformed," said Rummenigge of the "Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper". Earlier, the French newspaper had reported that "L'équipe" that Real Madrid have opted for participation and the competition in the summer of 2021 "with anticipation" look.
The games begin
on Friday, the European club Association ECA, pointed out that none of the represented 232 clubs will participate in the scheduled tournament with 24 Teams from all over the world. A protest that went to the FIFA chief Gianni Infantino, had signed up to write the ECA Executive Board members, including Michael Gerlinger as a representative of FC Bayern Munich and Real Vice-President Pedro López Jiménez.
Rummenigge criticized Infantino for a from his point of view, poor communication policy of the ECA, whose honorary President he is. "That then leads to a defensive attitude in the Public. I regret that, and it's not like that between FIFA, UEFA and the ECA in this case there is no positive discussion thread. To correct it,“ demanded Rummenigge.
The Bayern Boss also opened the Poker to the distribution of the expected millions in revenue. "Solidarity payments are essential and important. But I have heard that this is provided for grants to go to the national associations. I don't think that is a given. The solidarity payments are to be distributed to the leagues and their clubs, but on the Hand. Finally, it is a competition played by Clubs,“ said Rummenigge.
Against the votes of the seven European representatives to the DFB, Reinhard Grindel Infantino had pressed on Friday, the new Format of the club world Cup in the Council of the world Federation. "We hope that all the big Teams to participate. We had positive and constructive discussions continue,“ said Infantino. The club world Cup to be held from 17. June to 4. July 2021 to take place and the date as a world Cup Test taking place the Confederations Cup replace. Europe got eight Starter awarded, without top teams like Real, Manchester City or Juventus, the tournament would be pointless. As of today, only FC Bayern have the Bundesliga, the prospect of participation.More about
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