FEDERATION ON INTERNATIONAL FOOTBAL ASSOCIATION (FIFA) TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL MATCH CALENDAR ONLINE
Fifa, to conduct an online summit with its members association on 30 September to discuss the international men’s and women’s calendar
The present match calendar for the women’s game runs to the end of 2023, while the men’s expires in 2024.
“There is a broad agreement within the game that the international match calendar should be reformed and improved,” said Fifa.
“This is one of several opportunities to establish a constructive and open debate, at a global and regional level, over the coming months and Fifa is looking forward to it.”
World football’s governing body said Arsene Wenger, Fifa’s chief of global football development, and former United States women’s team manager Jill Ellis were heading technical advisory groups looking at the men’s and women’s calendars.
European governing body Uefa, South American confederation Conmebol and Europe’s major leagues have declared their opposition for the plans for a biennial World Cup.