FIFA Club World Cup 2025 - The Next Front of Battle Beyond Saudi Vision 2030
Note the fine video as attached. Via FIFA, this is a great idea in theory as opposed to any given one of the soccer diarrhoea tournaments in the summer around the globe in odd years over the years.
Speaking of which, wow go figure, gee, only one year after the World Cup in Qatar, who knew that the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup in its smaller format is in …wait for it …SAUDI ARABIA this December?
I sure don’t care such showboating crap with overly shiny trophies as now an older fan, but hey, more than enough will I figure.
The real problem of the proposed expanded format for 2025 though is the very heavy load on the best players in the world, who already have a crowded league and tournament and international calendar.
We’re not supposed to have players play 12 months per year folks!
In now bygone times that lasted until 2020 with the pandemic disruptions and resumptions of play, the soccer calendar in the northern hemisphere was anywhere from mid-to-late August to late May or early June with some international breaks during the season, and then major tournaments in the even years in which lesser known players on the rise shared much of the load until the big games.
Nobody is certain, despite whatever bluster and claims, how this proposal is going to work out in practical reality. Do maybe a lot of top players sit out anyway, and we get the stand-ins and a seriously watered-down spectacle but maximum obnoxious hype?
FIFA is pushing this matter on a hard front to also counter UEFA most especially after the failed efforts in 2018, as noted above in the linked video, to create a global super league funded secretly by the Saudis and knowingly by Softbank out of Japan at the time.
Those telling and foreshadowing events in 2018 were overlooked even at the time the Super League was attempted by 12 top sides from Spain, Italy, and England in April 2021.