FIFA World Cup 2022
The EPFL Board of Directors, after having heard the report from the Leagues’ expert group on FIFA WC 2022, has come to the conclusion that all scenarios on the re-scheduling of the World Cup in Qatar are damaging the domestic competitions and Leagues’ business interests. The EPFL will discuss these issues within the consultation process led by FIFA which shall take place after the World Cup in Brazil.
European Football Competitions
The EPFL Association reaffirmed its concerns about the UEFA decision to launch its new Nations League without prior consultation with the competition organisers at domestic level, namely the European Leagues. The EPFL is willing to re-discuss the sporting and economic impact of such competition within the relevant professional football competent body.
With respect to the UEFA Youth League, the EPFL will present a concrete proposal to UEFA with respect to its format and access list. The EPFL strongly believes that the sporting merit should be taken into consideration, through the participation of more countries and youth domestic champions.
The EPFL continues working on a suitable solution with respect to the improvement of the current revenue distribution model for the upcoming UEFA Club Competitions cycle 2015- 2018. Within this context, the EPFL is ready to discuss its views with Clubs and UEFA prior to any decision is taken.
Appointment of new Board Member
Javier Tebas Medrano, President of the Spanish Professional Football League (LFP), has been appointed as new EPFL Board Member.