up to FIFA's Counsilmøde Friday in Miami has reminded not a little of a western. Who blinks first? Who draws first? And is there anyone who still stands when krudtrøgen has settled?
the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino has played for high stakes. He would have Counsil, which is FIFA's 37-man big board to vote yes to a new club-the WORLD cup which should see the light of day in the summer of 2021. 24 teams will participate including eight from Europe.
as a FIFA top from all around the world flew in to Florida, received the Infantino a letter with a brutally content from the association of european clubs (ECA). In the three pages long letter, as the Extra Leaf is in the possession of, it says that they do not trust Infantino and that no european clubs want to participate in a Club WORLD championship in 2021.
the ECA counts the 232 clubs and among the co-signatories on the letter are presidents and leaders from clubs such as Juventus, Real Madrid, Ajax, Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, PSG, Lyon and Benfica.
hills of the ECA up for UEFA, which has the same view of the Infantinos level. An argument from the ECA and UEFA is that there is no place in the international match calendar for the Club WORLD cup in June-July 2021.
They suggest instead that the tournament is postponed to a new match calendar takes effect after 2024. That is to say, to a Club WORLD cup can be played in June-July 2025, replacing the indifferent Confederations Cup, which usually played the year before the WORLD cup for the national team.
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Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus, is among the signatories of the letter from the ECA to the FIFA.
argument of the ECA and UEFA is that they can't get FIFA and Infantino to tell where the money for the new Club WORLD cup will come from. In the letter from the ECA says that FIFA repeatedly, consistently have refused to provide meaningful information about who it is who is going to finance the new tournament.
Previously, it has been called out to an unknown consortium with the base in Japan is ready to shoot the $ 25 billion in a new Club WORLD cup and a global Nations League. The latter tournament is so far, however, shot to the corner. But FIFA have kept the cards close to the body.
in the 17 pages long plan, as FIFA itself prepared for the meeting in Miami, there is mentioned something about the economy. Also the paper has Extra Leaf reading. Here it appears only that all confederations outside of Europe wants a new club-the WORLD cup of 2021, but there is nothing about the economy in the tournament.
It is unusual. It is precisely by the lure of money, to the FIFA presidents usually get the pressure their ideas through. Ekstra Bladet learns that it is exactly the same as FIFA in the wings working on in this case.
FIFA's Counsil at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove Hotel in Miami on Friday afternoon - in spite of the resistance from Europe - with a clear majority voted yes to the plans for a new Club-the WORLD cup, are all aware that the tournament does not have any value, either sporting or economic, without the participation of the best clubs from Europe.
Sources in the FIFA provide to Ekstra Bladet, that the negotiations with the ECA and the biggest european clubs will continue after the meeting in Miami. That pressure will be exerted on the forward to the FIFA congress at the beginning of June in Paris.
ends with the clubs being offered 200 million dollars to make up for the Club WORLD championship in 2021 plus a share of the profits from the tournament, there will still be space in the kampkalenderen.
And it is not happening, Gianni Infantino stand back as an incredibly weakened and skamskudt the FIFA president.