Agnelli, who is also chairman of the powerful European Club Association representing more than 200 European clubs, said any discussions over new tournaments should only take place in the broader context of the international calendar.
Qatar’s tiny size, high temperatures and lack of ready stadium infrastructure have prompted some to question FIFA’s decision to make it host.
World football governing body FIFA and the Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday took to Twitter to pay post-humous respect to late former Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini.
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino’s, plans for two new global tournaments are back on the agenda at the governing body with football officials set to discuss the proposals on Friday.
Six refereeing trios, one from each confederation, will officiate the matches.
Sierra Leone’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi will not go ahead on Thursday after the country’s football association failed to get a FIFA suspension lifted.
Sierra Leone may have gifted Ghana Black Stars six points in two African Nations Cup qualifiers scheduled for Kumasi on Thursday and Freetown next Monday.
FIFA’s decision came after it wrote to the African country’s sports minister expressing “grave concern” about the removal of SLFA President Isha Johansen and General Secretary Christopher Kamara.
The league is collaborating with Electronic Arts, the producer of the FIFA game, and esports tournament organisers, Gfinity, will operate the league.
The annual award, which will be given at this year’s ceremony in Paris on December 8, is a regular feature for men since 1956, with England great Stanley Matthews winning the inaugural trophy.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Pinnick-led NFF executive emerged from Thursday’s FIFA and sports ministry officials supervised elective congress held in Katsina State.
At the polls conducted by the NFF Electoral Committee in Katsina, Pinnick swept aside three other contestants, polling 34 votes.
Sierra Leone face the prospect of a ban from international competition by FIFA after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission followed through on a threat to raid the offices of its football association on Tuesday.