FIFA is going to hold a global summit to discuss the new international match calendar and also the biennial World Cup proposal.
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every two years and has said that it is going to stand against them "until common sense prevails and they are dropped”. European Leagues and the European Club Association have also criticized the plans.
is expected to confirm that it is going to stage a global summit for member associations rather than other stakeholder groups such as the ECA, the World Leagues Forum, or world players' union FIFPRO in December to reach more widespread consensus around the plans for the new international game calendar and also their biennial World Cup proposal.
This meeting is similar to the four-hour summit that was held in September.
It seems that the future of the international football schedule is going to be determined in the spring of 2022 when FIFA Congress will be called to have a definitive vote.
Confederations like UEFA and other clubs, leagues, and player stakeholder bodies have been invited to consult. Also, national team coaches like England manager Gareth Southgate were invited to online conferences this week to discuss the plans.
FIFA has proposed a major tournament every June for men’s calendar, fewer qualifiers, one or at most two in-season international breaks, and also obligatory rest periods for 25 days for players at the end of summer tournaments.
Chief of global football development at FIFA and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has led a technical advisory group, who have come up with the calendar proposals.
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