The FIFA President, at a press conference in Qatar, made the new planetary tournament official
It’s been in the air for a while, but thanks to the pandemic, it’s been pushed back at least twice. At the closing press conference for Qatar 2022 FIFA President Gianni Infantino Re-propose a new project clubs World Cupstarring in 32 teamswhich will be held in 2025. There will be The 32 best clubs in the worldHowever, Infantino did not provide any details about the structure and venue of this competition.
The FIFA president also announced that: “There will also be Women’s Club World Cup and Women’s Futsal World Cup. When it comes to the international match schedule, we must take into account the health and safety of the players. We must make sure that there is a period of rest for the players, a period of rest, and preferably 72 hours between matches. Now we will consult on all these topics and dig deeper.”
Infantino also addressed the issue of the upcoming World Cup 2026 in the United States, Canada and Mexicothe first to include 48 teams: “The impact of soccer will be huge in North America. Revenue will increase in terms of broadcasting, sponsorship, ticketing and hospitality, thanks to the increase in 48 teams. We will be playing in huge stadiums that are usually used for American football. In Qatar, the four-team groups were absolutely amazing. We need to revise or re-discuss the format. 16 groups of 3 or 12 groups of 4? It is an aspect that will be on the agenda of the upcoming meetings.”
The FIFA President then gave a positive assessment of Qatar 2022: “This World Cup has shown tremendous strength of cohesion: FIFA thanks everyone who participated, Qatar, the volunteers: Made this edition the best ever. Football has become truly global, as evidenced by the first African team in the semi-finals. We had our first female referee. More than three million spectators in the stadium, 5 billion in front of the TV. The atmosphere was joyful. Wow.”
Infantino also spoke about the controversy surrounding theUsing One Love to show solidarity with those who are discriminated against because of their sexual preferences: “Everyone is free to express their beliefs in a respectful manner, but when it comes to the playing field, football must be protected. Between one match and another, everyone can express their opinion, but for 90 minutes, let’s enjoy this moment of joy. The legacy of the World Cup is also Better knowledge of the Arab world. The cup has contributed a little bit to mutual understanding, which is very positive from a non-football perspective.”
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