Geneva: European football clubs on Tuesday voiced strong opposition to talk of a winter World Cup and criticised the way world governing body FIFA has been handling changes in football.
"The time for monopolies is over. Football needs democracy and transparency," said European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
"ECA members agree that all clubs must be meaningfully involved in all decisions affecting club football. Now is the time for change," Rummenigge, who is also chairman of Bayern Munich, added after the 136 member association's general assembly here.