FIFA has confirmed it is considering ways to expand UEFA’s new Nations League tournament on a global scale with ongoing talks involving a number of regional confederations considering radical proposals.
UEFA’s Nations League starts next September and features four divisions of national teams, replacing friendlies with competitive fixtures.
While the format has yet to be tested, the idea of a similar style of competition has already been under consideration at CONCACAF, which governs the sport in North and Central America and the Caribbean.
With UEFA’s competition set to fill the international dates left for friendly games, teams in other confederations will find it difficult to get windows for games against European nations.
Responding to reports that UEFA was talking with other confederations, the global governing body said it was directly involved in the discussions.
“FIFA has been always involved from the beginning in the process. Thanks to the cooperative atmosphere FIFA will continue to have constructive discussions about the next steps together with UEFA and the other confederations,” the global governing body said in a statement.
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