The New football calendar
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The Vice President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) has proposed a change to the European football calendar. It should be played all year round, not just autumn-spring.
"We have had the perfect opportunity, as the 2022 World Championships in Qatar will be played at the turn of November and December," Vice President Victor Montagliani told Italy's Radio Sportiva. The coronavirus stopped all sporting events at this time, which also opens up new possibilities to change the European calendar.
"In America, it is played according to the calendar year. This solution could also be used in Europe and Africa. It is an opportunity that can be discussed at the national and continental levels, "added the president of CONCACAF - the Football Confederation of North and Central America and the Caribbean.
This idea was first expressed in 2013 by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who served as chairman of ECA - the European Club Association. "Summer is the best part of the year everywhere, whether in Germany, France or England. But that's exactly the part of the year when we don't play football, "said Rummenigge.