NATIONS - Louis van Gaal refuses FIFA invitation over WC in two years
Louis van Gaal has rejected an invitation from FIFA. This week, the World Football Association invited all national coaches for a discussion about the possibly revised football calendar from 2024, which would include the biennial organization of the World Cup. However, Van Gaal is not present.
A spokesperson confirmed this to Algemeen Dagblad. "We let the invitation pass us by," the spokesperson said at the video meeting that would be held on Tuesday and Thursday. "The KNVB believes that the national associations should first be well informed about these ideas." In doing so, the association follows the example of German national coach Hans Flick, who is also absent.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino plans to propose a World Cup every two years. This is a problem for many people in football. The football calendar is already packed and causes a lot of overload for the players. The organization of an extra world championship is, according to critics, a vulgar way to earn more money.
During the meeting, to which all national coaches in the world have been invited, various themes are discussed. In addition to the fitness of players, the structure of the international match is also discussed.
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