The leagues raise their voices against the new Club World Cup

FIFA announced this Friday news on the football calendar for the coming seasons, among which stands out the reconfiguration of the Club World Cup for 32 teams to participate. The World League Forum (WLF) has raised its voice and has shown its discontent with some of these decisions. ask for one meeting with Infantino in January to deal with this matter, since they affirm that they have not been taken into account and that, in addition, an already collapsed calendar of competitions will be further overloaded and the health of soccer players is put at risk.

“The WLF has been informed that the FIFA Council has today taken important decisions regarding the international match calendar that could have detrimental consequences for the football economy and player welfare. These decisions have been made unilaterally without consulting, much less agreeing, with those who are directly affected by them: the leagues, their member clubs, the players and the fans,” denounces the association of leagues from around the world.

The WLF warns of calendar collapse: “FIFA also announced its intention to revise the format of the Men’s World Cup in 2026 to potentially include many more matches with groups of 4 teams instead of 3 as initially agreed. With the calendar already overloaded, with long-running domestic club competitions and ever-expanding international competitions, FIFA’s decision creates the risk of match congestion, more player injuries and a distortion of the competitive balance”.

Faced with this situation, they have requested a meeting with FIFA next January: “We have contacted request a transparent process in their decisions about the calendar and the competitions, which must include meaningful agreements with the leagues. We will convene a council meeting in January to review FIFA’s response and assess the impact their proposals could have on the foundation of the game at the national level.”

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