The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russian Federation on June 14.
The statement urged European soccer's governing body UEFA to ally with the World League Forum, the European Clubs Association and FIFPro (the worldwide players union), to "firmly oppose and together stop this unilateral initiative from FIFA and the process which lacks of transparency and a proper consultation with the stakeholders". The agency said that media accreditation will take place in 11 Russian cities that will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches and the number of applicants is still growing.
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It would form the conclusion to the new Nations League, put forward by Infantino alongside an expanded 24-team Club World Cup.
EA Sports said a custom tournament mode would also be accessible, enabling players to create their own tournament draw - and draw in licensed national teams already already in Federation Internationale de Football Association but who did not qualify for the tournament, such as Italy, Chile or the US.
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While the Confederations Cup has a representative of each continent, as winners of their respective continental competitions compete against each other.
'In addition, the leagues are concerned with the potential distribution of additional financial resources to a small group of big clubs which could further increase the financial and sporting gap between clubs in Europe and further destroy competitive balance in domestic competitions'.
European Leagues President Lars-Christer Olsson said the approach was reminiscent of FIFA's problematic past.
Infantino suggested that similar intercontinental mini-tournaments to the Final 8 could also be organized for the top teams in the lower divisions.
In any case, Infantino commended Russia's arrangements and said the competition was turning out to be the best one yet. At things stand 206 of Fifa's member nations are eligible to vote in the one-country, one-vote contest and Trump has managed to complicate America's path to victory significantly.