According to Gianni Infantino, the FIFA is to be open to the creation of new leagues. The president of the wereldvoetbalbond would like to participate in a study to assess the feasibility of such a BeNeLiga.
The netherlands and Belgium, and have been talking for years about the coming of a BeNeLiga. The idea is that all the best teams from these countries in competition against each other, and that the levels are going up, but an agreement was never reached.
Infantino is in the smaller football countries have a new competition to consider. “We have to be open to discussion. The Belgians and Dutch talk about the creation of a BeNeLiga voice. The calls have been for over twenty years, on-going. We can always say no, because of our preference for a national competition.”
“But maybe it works, maybe it is the only way out”, said Infantino on Friday in Doha, where the world cup for clubs currently held. “And that is true for many countries in Europe, but also for the continent of Africa. I think FIFA has a duty to plan, to study, and to see in which direction it is going.”
The 49-year-old Swiss citizen will not be that massive it should be in the higher leagues. “It is the intention of the clubs that have gone back on to get back in the game to make it count. We are willing to work with everyone to discuss the issue.”
Ajax and Standard Liege would be a part of any BeNeLiga. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
THE given follow-up investigation of BeNeLiga
At the end of October, did the BOARD still have the ability to proceed with the investigation into the feasibility of setting up a league with teams from Belgium and the Netherlands. According to the union, the so-called BeNeLiga definitely has potential.
According to the national soccer team and the Belgian football association (belgian football association), the first results of the study confirmed that a BeNeLiga “potential for significant waardeverhogend is.
Therefore, there is sufficient confidence to proceed to the second phase of the study. Now it is looking at the competitieopzet, and the impact on the Premier league and the Belgian league.
This past summer, spoke to representatives of the Ajax, PSV, AZ, Feyenoord, Vitesse and FC Utrecht, and their colleagues at KAA Gent, Club Brugge, KRC Genk, RSC Anderlecht and Standard Liege on the BeNeLiga.