Report: FIFA offered $25 billion for rights to two competitions

The New York Times' Tariq Panja reported that FIFA president Gianni Infantino was approached by an investment fund from the Middle East and Asia, which offered $25 billion for the rights to the FIFA Club World Cup and a new global league for national teams.

Infantino has proposed expanding the Club World Cup and play it once every four years in the window during which the Confederations Cup is now held. He has also proposed building on the new national team competitions being launched by UEFA and Concacaf.

Panja reported that Infantino presented the proposal from unidentified investors to the FIFA Council at its recent meeting in Bogota. The Council did not approve the proposal.

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2 comments about "Report: FIFA offered $25 billion for rights to two competitions".
  1. beautiful game, April 10, 2018 at 11:08 a.m.

    Looks the the FIFA greed factor does not take into consideration players need for recovery time between matches. The current packed schedule of 3-games in 7-days is a recipe to exhaust players and expose them to injuries. 

  2. Bob Ashpole replied, April 10, 2018 at 12:05 p.m.

    Since the rise of TV and professional soccer, FIFA exploits host nations, clubs and players to generate huge revenues. From quaint beggings, the World Cup has become the world's greatest recurring spectacle. Quite a return on investment for a trophy and a few dozen medals. I can't blame FIFA for wanting to clone this cash cow. 

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