European clubs call on Fifa not to expand 32-team World Cup

first_imgThe 220-member ECA’s research said European clubs employed 76 percent of players at the 2014 World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes FILE- In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a news briefing ahead of the draw for the soccer Confederations Cup 2017, in Kazan, Russia. APNYON, Switzerland—Europe’s top clubs are calling on FIFA President Gianni Infantino not to expand the World Cup from its 32-team format.European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the number of games played each season “has already reached an unacceptable level.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Senators to proceed with review of VFA PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise EDITORS’ PICK Rummenigge says he wrote to Infantino on Friday, ahead of a possible Jan. 10 expansion decision by the FIFA Council.Infantino wants 48 teams at the 2026 World Cup, adding 368 players committed to national-team duty for at least one month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliA bigger and more lucrative World Cup would help fulfill Infantino’s election promises to FIFA’s 211 member federations.Rummenigge says “politics and commerce should not be the exclusive priority in football.” Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Leonard scores 26, leads Spurs to 108-101 win over Celtics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View comments Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are younglast_img

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