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Old 05-04-2018, 02:13 PM
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed staging a new tournament, featuring eight international teams, every two years.

The tournament, known as the 'Final 8', would be the climax of a global Nations League competition, which is part of an ambitious plan to reform international football which FIFA believes could be worth $25billion in a 12-year cycle.

Infantino, according to Reuters, said an unidentified group of investors had proposed spending $25billion to secure the rights to the tournament, which would take place every October and/or November of every odd year starting from 2021.


The Confederations Cup, currently staged every four years in a year before the World Cup, would be abolished.

The letter did not clearly indicate how many slots would be allocated to each region.

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

UEFA and its counterpart for North and Central America and the Caribbean, CONCACAF, have already set up Nations League contests in their own continents.

In both cases, the competitions involve all the national teams in their respective regions who are divided into divisions based on their rankings.

There is promotion and relegation between the divisions, as in conventional domestic club leagues. UEFA's inaugural competition will begin in September this year.

Other continents would have to set up similar competitions for the tournament to be viable.
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Best to leave odd years open since they are used for qualifying matches for World Cup and continental championships.

Also they can be used for smaller tournaments run by individual confederations (e.g. Gold Cup).
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I'd send an under-strength team for the odd-year tournaments anyway; qualifying takes priority. Just ask Italy, Netherlands, Chile, and USA what it's like to miss a World Cup.
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The Confed Cup used to be every two years then in 2005 it came only in the year before a World Cup.
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I think in order for this to work, the Confederations would have to dissolve their own Cups. There just isn't time for this new thing and those old things. And why would they? There aren't all that many idle international breaks, unless they decide to do this over Christmas, and force all the leagues (mainly, the EPL) to play around a large break.

Also, for travel purposes, pairs of teams from Confederations would have to be put in the same group. Like the Pac12 basketball schedule, where pairs of teams from a state or region play teams from another state or region.
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I think in order for this to work, the Confederations would have to dissolve their own Cups. There just isn't time for this new thing and those old things. And why would they? There aren't all that many idle international breaks, unless they decide to do this over Christmas, and force all the leagues (mainly, the EPL) to play around a large break.

Also, for travel purposes, pairs of teams from Confederations would have to be put in the same group. Like the Pac12 basketball schedule, where pairs of teams from a state or region play teams from another state or region.
Yeah, I just don't see how this fits in, though fitting in to other schedules hasn't been a focus for FIFA. #Qatar

They already have the U-21 WC every two years...seems like enough.
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With age-limited rosters, the U19 team becomes the U21 team, and starts qualifying right away in some places.
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