March 16 – Spain’s La Liga has thrown the ebook at FIFA for overhauling the worldwide match calendar with out adequate session, specifically increasing the Membership World Cup from seven to 32 groups from 2025.
Following within the footsteps of the European Leagues (see separate article) however utilizing way more forceful language, La Liga accused the governing physique of “malpractise” saying its enlargement plans will “irreversibly harm the whole soccer ecosystem.”
“FIFA solely takes into consideration a small group of golf equipment and gamers, when in skilled soccer there are a lot of skilled leagues, hundreds of golf equipment and gamers who don’t take part in these worldwide competitions,” the Spanish league charged.
“FIFA appears to neglect that and solely thinks of some, with out understanding the affect on all in skilled soccer.”
On the eve of FIFA’s annual Congress in Rwanda the place Gianni Infantino was re-elected president for a second time period by acclamation, La Liga stated his organisation had proven a “full disregard” for the soccer neighborhood and stated it would take into account taking authorized motion “to forestall the Membership World Cup with the introduced format.”
“FIFA utterly neglects the financial harm these choices inflict on leagues around the globe.
“These choices don’t keep in mind the aggressive, sporting and financial affect on nationwide leagues, golf equipment and gamers, by additional cramming an already overloaded schedule.”
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