FIFA president Gianni Infantino said soccer's world governing body is considering a wide range of reforms that it will propose so international club soccer is able to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic better than it entered the current crisis.
"I already said it," Infantino said in an interview with the Paris sports daily L'Equipe in its Wednesday edition. "But perhaps my words will now be better received: soccer's actors -- working with political bodies -- must ask the right questions and propose solutions."
He said it's essential to help both clubs and their players with the goals of promoting financial stability, competitive balance and making competitions more exciting.
Among the reforms he said need to be seriously considered:
-- Salary caps, plus caps on transfer fees and caps on agent fees;
-- Limits on the maximum number of players on rosters with requirements for a minimum of homegrown players;
-- Limits on the number of games a player can play in a season along with minimum rest days between games;
-- Reductions in the maximum number of teams in leagues and the introduction of playoffs.
Among the other projects Infantino mentioned were his pet project -- a new Club World Cup to replace the current competition and Confederations Cup -- and a Club World Cup for women, which he said will happen "very soon" and will "truly revolution women soccer."