09/09/2021 at 3:44 PM CEST
The European leagues they showed this Thursday their “firm and unanimous opposition to any proposal to organize the World Cup every two years“, following the meeting of its Board of Directors held in Nyon (Switzerland).
“The Leagues will work with other stakeholders to avoid that the governing bodies of football take unilateral decisions that harm national football, which is the foundation of our industry and of utmost importance to clubs, players and fans from all over Europe and the world, “they said.
In a statement made public after the meeting of its Council, of which thirteen leagues are part -among them the Spanish, the English, the German, the Italian, the Portuguese and the French-, they ruled out that the World Cup option every two years raised by the FIFA allow current problems to be solved.
“New competitions, renewed or expanded competitions for club and national team football, both on a continental and global level, they are not the solutions to the current problems of our game in an already congested schedule“, they added.
For the leagues, “the calendar definitely requires the agreement of all interested parties, and can only be the result of a subtle balance between club and national team football and between national and international club football“.
The Board of Directors It is made up Javier Tebas (The league), Matheu Moreuil (Premier League), Angsar Schwenken (Bundesliga), Luigi Di Servant (A series), Pedro Proença (Portuguese League), Julien Taieb (French LFP), Sergey Pryadkin (Russian League), Claudius Schäfer (Swiss League), (Swedish League) (Danish League) (Romanian League), Marcin Animucki (Polish League), John nagle (English league).