Rumour: Club World Cup to Expand? Confederations Cup to End?

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Nico Limmat, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, with a little over a month to go before the fateful meeting here in Miami, here's where we stand:







    The same actors will be butting heads for the foreseeable future.
     
  2. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ceferin: "We [UEFA] are not in agreement with the Global League of Nations that [FIFA] is proposing and the new Club World Cup that they want to set up. We ask FIFA for respect and to hear us out, nothing more."

    I mean, if the only way we get to replace the Confederations Cup with the Global League of Nations is with FIFA selling its soul to Saudi Arabia and Softbank, I kinda have to side with UEFA on this one.
     
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  4. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006

    why does uefa oppose global nations league and what do you mean by FIFA selling its soul to the Saudis ?
     
  5. AlbertCamus

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    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I'm surprised they're meeting in the USA, now they can be under the jurisdiction of the FBI. Although most of the bribes wire through American banks so I guess they figure it doesn't make any difference anyway. In fact, maybe it shows confidence that so far nobody has been caught doing anything.
     
  6. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #731 Paul Calixte, Feb 8, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019 at 10:27 AM
    Unfortunately, the issue coming up next month is not "Should we have a Global Nations League + expanded Club World Cup?", but "Should we accept the consortium's investment proposal to have these tournaments?" UEFA is an outspoken opponent of expanding the CWC, to be fair, but the real crux of their concerns is the utter lack of transparency on this proposal, who is behind it (besides what has come out regarding the involvement of Softbank and Saudi Arabia) and what it entails.
     
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  7. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
  8. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BUT THEY ONLY HAVE 60 DAYS!!!11!1!

    ...yeah, at some point that will no longer be funny. Still fresh today, though :D
     

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