FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani has mentioned that shifting the European soccer season to the calendar 12 months is a “chance to be mentioned” within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic has introduced soccer to a standstill around the globe.
In an interview with Italy’s Radio Sportiva, Montagliani, who was seen as a detailed ally of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, mentioned the transfer would slot in with the 2022 World Cup being performed in Qatar in November and December.
The pinnacle of world soccer’s governing physique himself had mentioned that soccer can be completely totally different when restarted, and that the present stoppage may very well be likelihood to overtake the overloaded calendar as a result of run till 2024.
“We’ve got the chance as a result of the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will likely be performed in November/December and that may very well be the concept,” mentioned Montagliani, who’s president of the CONCACAF Confederation.
“Right here within the Americas, the season is already performed in accordance with the calendar 12 months.
“Maybe, it’s a resolution that may also be utilized in Europe and Africa, it’s a chance to be mentioned at nationwide and continental ranges.
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“It isn’t an concept to be discarded, it may be an answer in view of the following two years and this winter World Cup,” he mentioned.
Plenty of European leagues, together with Italy, Germany and England, nonetheless hope to complete their seasons however doing so can drive the beginning of the 2020-21 marketing campaign to be pushed again.
UEFA additionally desires to complete the Champions League and Europa League.
“We’ve got already began serious about tips on how to set a brand new calendar from 2024, now with this disaster, we want fast solutions,” added Montagliani.
The thought of a calendar-year season had been put ahead earlier than together with by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge when he was Chairman of the European Membership Affiliation.
“In all places, be it Germany, France or England, summer season is the perfect interval of the 12 months. And that’s the season we don’t play,” he had informed France Soccer journal in a 2013 interview.
“In deepest winter, when it is extremely chilly and snowing, we play practically on a regular basis in circumstances which can be unpleasant for each gamers and spectators.
It isn’t logical.”