Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Features

La Liga planning on taking FIFA to court over World Cup expansion

Will clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona be asked to provide even more players to compete at the World Cup?PHOTO/Sky Sports

SPAIN, Jan 10 -La Liga are planning on taking FIFA to court to stop the World Cup expanding to 48 teams.

A senior source at the Spanish League says they will do everything possible to reverse the FIFA  Council’s decision to increase the size of the tournament from 32 to 48 teams.

La Liga warned Gianni Infantino before today’s vote that they would take legal action if the FIFA president went ahead with his plans.

Infantino was told that Europe’s professional leagues had to be consulted on all decisions which affected professional footballers.

According to La Liga, that consultation did not take place.

The new format which is to be introduced from 2026 will mean the number of players taking part in the tournament will increase by 50 per cent.

The source said: “We are not happy at all. We are providing extra players but we have not been consulted. We are looking at ways in which we can challenge today’s decision.”

-By Sky Sports-

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Features

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – The Kakamega High School ‘Green Commandos’ have produced a plethora of talent over the past decades in Kenyan football...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved