Madrid Press: Florentino Perez denies Qatar 2022 pact

Madrid Press: Florentino Perez denies Qatar 2022 pact


Spain take on Chile in their win or bust encounter tonight so much of the focus in the press is on the game. Will Iker Casillas redeem himself after a horror show on Friday?

In terms of Real Madrid news, we start with club president denying any involvement that he or any member of the club had any pact with members of the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid.

According to France Football, Angel Villar, president of the Spanish Federation, held meetings with the team from Qatar, which in return for the Spanish support, promised to endorse Spain’s candidacy for 2018. The magazine said two other key figures were also involved – Perez, and Barcelona’s former president Sandro Rosell.

In a statement released to the press, Perez said: “It is absolutely false that there was a meeting in October 2009, or on any other date, with the delegation named in the report, nor with any other delegation, nor with the president of the Federación Española de Fútbol, nor with anybody in relation to Qatar’s World Cup candidacy.”

Elsewhere, the club is set to reward Dani Carvajal with an improvement contract after the right back made the slot his own over the past season. He currently earns around 1.5 million euros a year but will have a salary increase of around a million euros to reflect the fact he is now a first choice under Carlo Ancelotti.