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Mostbet: FIFA proposes to hold the World Cup every two years and to switch to a new calendar of international matches in women’s and men’s soccer. At UEFA’s request, the renowned consultancy firm Oliver & Ohlbaum conducted an independent study and assessed how the FIFA project would affect European national associations economically.

The findings of the report raise serious concerns about how sustainable the project is for the European associations. Oliver & Ohlbaum also made a number of observations on the impact of the project on other sectors of soccer and tournaments.

Doubling the number of final tournaments contradicts the stated goal of relieving a busy calendar for players. It turns out that every season will end with a world or continental championship. If we hold tournaments of such intensity every year, it will lead to mental and physical exhaustion of players. Moreover, FIFA proposes to combine the qualifying matches into one or two long blocks. Players would actually have to play one additional tournament or even two per season.

Tournament Calendar

If you make the finals tournaments more frequent and cut the qualifiers, the players with the busiest schedules will have to play even more, and the others will have fewer games on their calendars. The same thing will happen with national teams. Teams that do not qualify for the final tournament will play fewer games, and lose regular contact with the fanbase, since they won’t play in front of their fans for long periods of time.

This calendar does not meet the technical needs of national teams. It does not allow for the testing and gradual introduction of new players. It increases the risk that national teams will play the entire qualifying cycle without their injured leaders. National leagues will be forced to take excessively long breaks, and this is detrimental to all. Especially for those who play in the Spring-Autumn system, and those who have to suspend their championships in winter because of the climate. A one-month break will deprive the players who do not play for the national teams to practice, and their teammates at the same time will play in an intensive schedule. The consequences of this discrepancy will fall on the clubs.

Women’s soccer will suffer, despite the stated intention to double the number of women’s world championships. Leading women’s tournaments will lose dedicated calendar windows and public attention. The coverage of tournaments will suffer, and the interest of fans and the media will decrease.

Along with the termination of the European Youth Championship, the entire system of youth tournaments for national teams will have to be revised. It will probably have to be trimmed, as there will be fewer windows for national team matches.

Mostbet: Holding big championships

As the IOC points out, many other sports will suffer from biennial world championships. The timing of major competitions will inevitably overlap. Other sports will have to fight for the attention of spectators, as a powerful competitor will invade their territory.

The Oliver & Ohlbaum study sees a bleak sports context and predicts extremely negative consequences for European soccer among national teams if the FIFA plan is implemented.

European soccer will suffer losses in centralized revenues (rights to the men’s European qualifiers and the League of Nations; distribution of revenues from the UEFA EURO) and in items such as ticket sales and sponsorship contracts. Over a four-year cycle, European associations’ revenues could fall by 2.5-3 billion euros, depending on whether there are two or one qualification windows.

UEFA echoes the clear objections that have repeatedly been expressed by members of the European soccer family, and the firm opposition of the supporters’ associations. UEFA believes that radical changes should only be proposed if they lead to clear and undeniable benefits for soccer and its participants.