FIFA may cancel the Confederations Cup

ФИФА может отменить Кубок Конфедераций

Gilberto Silva and Harry Kewell with the trophy of the FIFA Confederations Cup

Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia may be the last in history.

Last week in Bahrain, hosted the annual Congress of FIFA, which officials came to the conclusion that the holding of the Confederations Cup after 2017, it would be inappropriate, according to Globo.

And although the official decision is still pending, FIFA inclined to replace the Confederations Cup, another tournament: world Cup U-20 or club world Cup.

One of the main reasons for the possible abolition of the QC problems with the vote before the FIFA world Cup 2022 and world Cup 2026.

ФИФА может отменить Кубок Конфедераций

The world Cup in 2022 will be in Qatar in the period from November to December, since in the summer temperatures reach abnormal heights. Such terms will cause resentment on the part of European clubs, because they are unlikely to release their players to the height of the season.

As for the world Cup in 2026, it will be the first global forum, which will involve 48 teams, and it will be held, most likely in three countries – the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Therefore, the holding of the Confederations Cup will have little meaning.

ФИФА может отменить Кубок Конфедераций

Another important factor was the commercial failure of the upcoming KK-2017 in Russia. To start with just a month left and more than half of the tickets are still not implemented. In addition, none of the Russian TV channel could not agree with FIFA on the redemption of the rights to broadcast, because the cost is too high.

Recall that since 2001, the Confederations Cup were in the nature of a test tournament on the eve of the world Cup and took place a year before him in the host country of the FIFA world Cup. The Confederations Cup was established in 1992 as a Cup of king Fahd, and in 1997 came under the auspices of FIFA and got its current name.

Earlier reported that Germany has announced the squad for the Confederations Cup.

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