FIFA and the domestic leagues are unable to come to an agreement when it comes to the international calendar. The CEO of Atletico Marid, Miguel Angel Gil Marin thinks this dispute between the two governing bodies is causing a lot of damage to the sport as well as the players. FIFA took a decision to extend the international break of the players for two days. The players were due to play in a domestic match but it had to be postponed due to FIFA’s abrupt decision.
This has caused the domestic leagues to pick up a fight with FIFA. LaLiga has even threatened the international football governing body of taking legal measures if FIFA pulls of such a stunt again.
To this FIFA replied that they needed to make such a decision to complete the qualifying matches before the 2022 World Cut that is to take place in Qatar.
Emancipation could be the only solution for the conflict between FIFA and the leagues
Either FIFA and the domestic leagues have to come to an agreement or the only solution could be emancipation and having something like a Super League.
“This dispute between FIFA and the leagues is doing great damage, perhaps irreversible, to those of us in the middle. Creating new competitions to play more games to generate more money is the intention. Clubs invest in players and their salaries, we take great risks, and for what?”
“Those of us caught in the middle suffer. It’s like a family when mum and dad fight. In that situation, the only solution could be emancipation. It will happen in the end. It might not be the Super League, but it’s unsustainable.”
Gil Marin opines that the authorities need to restructure the calender to satisfy both the football governing bodies. He suggests that international matches should be played at the end of the season for like a month or a half.
Players also need rest and they should be given a whole month break.
“I’d say for five to six weeks, the players are yours. Play domestic competitions for nine-and-a-half months, leave a-month-and-a-half for internationals, and a month for the players to rest… Who pays the salaries of the players when they’re with their national teams? Every day, governing bodies want to organise more games to generate more money. But it’s doing irreversible damage.” [H/T ESPN]