FIFA ponders calendar rethink after federations raise financial concerns

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow – UEFA Europa League – Quarter Final – First Leg – Emirates Stadium
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FIFA is considering reshaping its international calendar proposals after national federations raised concerns about the financial impact of cutting the number of international qualifying matches.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, now FIFA’s chief of global football development, is leading a consultation on the future of the international match calendar in men’s football, which includes the hugely controversial proposal to hold biennial World Cups.

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