FIFA President Gianni Infantino, said that the global crisis coronavirus could lead to reform of football he does not plan to return to action in May.
“No panic, let’s face it, we play when we can not endanger anyone’s health,” the head of world football said.
“health first . then everything else. and the rest, for managers, how to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. “
world Cup was thrown into turmoil by pandemic that killed 15,000 and confined more than a billion people in their homes.
Euro 2020 and Copa America tournaments have already been pushed into uncertainty remains over the first 24-team Cup club Mond of 2021.
“We need an assessment of the economic situation mondialel’impact,” the 50-year-old Swiss told Monday’s edition of the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We do not know when things will return to normal.
” But look at the possibilities. We can maybe reform of world football by taking a step back. with different formats. less tournaments, maybe fewer teams but more balanced.
“less games to protect the health of players.
” this is not science fiction, we will talk. Let quantify damage, see how the cover, make sacrifices and start again.
“not from scratch. But we will all save a whole footballcrisis may be irreversible. “
Infantino revealed he was working on temporary derogations on contracts of football players to avoid the period of June 30.
“Now let’s think Surle calendar of the national team, and temporary changes and dispensations to the regulations on the status of the players and transfers.
“To protect contracts and adapt registration periods. Strict measures are needed. But there is no choice. We must all make sacrifices. “
Infantino, meanwhile, dismissed talk of a planned European Super League for the top clubs.
“It makes me laugh,” he said. ” And what else? From what I see, others are alreadyplan and organize tournaments around the world, outside of institutional structures, and without respect for national way, continental and world football are organized.
“In the future there must be at least 50 national teams that can win the World Cup, not just eight European and two South américainsles. “