Soccer-FIFPRO chief warns of “breakpoints” at biennial World Cup

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September 15, 2021

(Reuters) – FIFPRO, the head of the World Soccer Players Union, criticizes FIFA for not consulting with stakeholders before proposing a biennial World Cup plan, putting further pressure on the international calendar. Said that it caused serious concerns.

The ruling party of world football has released a feasibility study on holding the Men’s and Women’s World Cup every two years instead of four. This is a proposal that has received strong opposition from UEFA, the governing body of Europe, and CONMEBOL in South America.

FIFPRO Secretary-General Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said that even worthy reforms, such as fewer international breaks, would not work without stakeholder consultation and called for broader discussion of the proposal.

“If it’s not put into the right process, it could be a real break point in football around this,” Bearhoffman was reportedly said by the Times on Wednesday.

“It really requires some leadership that hasn’t been seen around this question in football in the last few years in order to have a broader discussion away from the interests of your own competition.

“We are on the battle line before the details are exchanged, as much trust has been lost among football institutions.”

Tuesday’s FIFPRO must criticize FIFA’s “defective process” in expanding its international calendar and promote the development of both men’s and women’s football, including protective measures for the health of athletes in any reform. He said he had to.

(Report by Hritika Sharma in Bangalore, edited by Ed Osmond)

Soccer-FIFPRO chief warns of “breakpoints” at biennial World Cup

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