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Final Up to date: February 27, 2024, 00:30 IST

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FIFA are launching a brand new collection of pleasant matches in a single location in the course of the worldwide window referred to as the FIFA Sequence, with a pilot mission kicking off in 4 international locations subsequent month, world soccer’s governing physique mentioned on Monday.

FIFA are launching a brand new collection of pleasant matches in a single location in the course of the worldwide window referred to as the FIFA Sequence, with a pilot mission kicking off in 4 international locations subsequent month, world soccer’s governing physique mentioned on Monday.

Though there aren’t any trophies or prize cash, the collection is designed to learn nationwide groups that don’t have the chance to play groups from different confederations, with FIFA set to cowl journey prices.

A smooth launch of the FIFA Sequence will happen from March 18-26 at 4 places — Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Azerbaijan and Sri Lanka. 4 groups shall be primarily based in a single location and can play two matches every.

“Some international locations have by no means performed groups outdoors their confederations,” Elkhan Mammadov, FIFA’s Regional Member Associations Director for Europe, advised reporters.

“They will achieve aggressive expertise taking part in groups outdoors their very own confederation, taking part in groups with a very totally different type of play.

“At the moment we now have 20 groups for the pilot version. For the 2026 version we hope to have many extra.”

Saudi Arabia will host two teams though the hosts themselves is not going to be concerned within the matches, that are designed to learn groups which have by no means certified for the World Cup.

“The subsequent World Cup (in 2026) could have 48 groups which implies you might have many member associations who by no means performed in a World Cup,” mentioned Kenny Jean-Marie, FIFA’s Chief Member Associations Officer.

“They might arrive within the U.S., Mexico or Canada with no worldwide expertise outdoors their continent.”

Mammadov mentioned they’re at the moment engaged on fixing tv broadcast offers for the Sequence whereas they may also look to stream matches on the FIFA+ platform.

He added there have been no disagreements with confederations relating to scheduling these tournaments as they have been being performed in the course of the worldwide break. The subsequent version in 2026 might see larger groups trying to participate.

“We’ve began discussions with high-ranked groups and so they hope to play and even host the following version in March 2026. There’s curiosity to host,” he mentioned.

With FIFA solely facilitating and never organising the tournaments, Mammadov mentioned they have been inviting member associations with their very own sponsors on the bottom to sponsor the Sequence.

“But when corporations method to sponsor the FIFA Sequence, FIFA is not going to shut the door,” he added.

FIFA SERIES – MARCH 2024

ALGERIA

Groups: Algeria, Bolivia, Andorra, South Africa

AZERBAIJAN

Groups: Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Tanzania, Bulgaria

SRI LANKA

Groups: Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Bhutan, Central African Republic

SAUDI ARABIA

Group A: Cabo Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Cambodia

Group B: Guinea, Vanuatu, Bermuda, Brunei

(This story has not been edited by News18 employees and is printed from a syndicated information company feed – Reuters)


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