Clubs say biennial World Cup would have “destroying impact”

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Arsène Wenger, former Arsenal coach and current FIFA head of Global Football Development, said this month he is “100% convinced” of the benefits of the change

FIFA’s plans for a world Cup biennials would have a “direct and disruptive impact on club football,” Europe’s leading team organization said on Friday.

The European Club Association (ECA) said FIFA’s approach to reforming the international fixture list is a “direct and unilateral violation of certain legal obligations”, echoing the rejection by UEFA, the governing body of European football, the proposals.

ECA, which represents 234 European teams, did not say what obligations it referred to, but the organization made a series of agreements with UEFA and FIFA regarding the calendar.

“Football clubs have always been a fundamental and respected voice in shaping the future of the IMC (International Match Calendar). They are the foundation of football, being the driving force behind competitions; the main hub and home to player development and investment. ; and the heart of the fans and their local communities,” said ECA.

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