Europe's top leagues oppose Federation Internationale de Football Association plans for Nations League & Club World Cup

Europe's top leagues oppose Federation Internationale de Football Association plans for Nations League & Club World Cup

Europe's top leagues oppose Federation Internationale de Football Association plans for Nations League & Club World Cup

The plans were sent by Infantino to the members of FIFA's decision-making Council which still has to approve them.

Morocco has never hosted the tournament but has been the host of other FIFA competitions such as the FIFA Club World Cup.

Europe's professional football leagues said Thursday they opposed FIFA plans to expand tournaments at club and global level.

FIFA's ideas require taking weekend dates from European leagues for its own competitions.

"I wouldn't be stunned if Morocco won this", Jaimie Fuller, one of the founding members of the New FIFA Now advocacy group, told AFP in an interview last week.

The country has lauded the benefits of the tournament on its economy, which returned to growth last year after a two-year downturn brought on by Western sanctions and a collapse in global oil prices.

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'In addition, the leagues are concerned with the potential distribution of additional financial resources to a small group of big clubs which could further increase the financial and sporting gap between clubs in Europe and further destroy competitive balance in domestic competitions'.

The leagues called on other European officials to "firmly oppose and together stop this unilateral initiative from Federation Internationale de Football Association". Federation Internationale de Football Association has declined to fully identify the investors citing a non-disclosure agreement.

On September 9 previous year, Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino kicked off the first phase of the tour, which saw the trophy visit 16 Russian cities before it moved on to its global tour in January.

As reported earlier, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia between June 14 and July 15, 2018, in 11 Russian cities- Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don.

According to an EA SPORTS press release, the "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" mode will allow you to play as any of the 32 competing nations and "will deliver a complete and authentic tournament experience through official FIFA World Cup elements, including authentic teams, kits, badges, Official Match Ball and the Official Winner's Trophy".

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