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Ray K:

--- Quote from: Crosby Nick on March 16, 2023, 12:15:36 pm ---Is that because NFL is played in a weirdly narrow pitch like a giant ruler?

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Possibly, but they have huge sidelines to accommodate all the replacements and coaches. Knowing FIFA it's probably to do with advertising hoardings and camera positions for GLT etc rather than the whole 68m wide pitch thing. 

I am looking forward to Ireland qualifying and we play matches in Dallas and Caoimhin starts doing his Packie Bonner impersonation and lashes clearances against the big telly hanging over the pitch. Might hamper our playing style.

dalarr:
We must be approaching a point where players finally make a stand? It's not only fatigue, they also have to travel across continents to play meaningless matches, which means even more time away from their families.

oojason:

'Fifa agrees to pay clubs extra £119m to release players for menís World Cup':-

Clubs will also get a greater say in football calendar
Deal could make European Super League less likely

www.theguardian.com/football/2023/mar/27/fifa-agree-to-pay-clubs-extra-119m-to-release-players-for-mens-world-cup





a snippet...

'Fifa has agreed to pay clubs an extra $146m (£119m) to release their players for the menís World Cup and give them a greater say in the gameís calendar. The moves are part of a new deal that indicates a significant thawing of relations between the sportís governing body and Europeís top teams.

Relations have been frosty since the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, offered his tacit support for the failed European Super League project and advocated for a World Cup every two years. Infantino signed a new memorandum of understanding on Monday with the European Clubs Association in Budapest.

Fifa has agreed to significantly increase its compensation package to clubs to release players for the World Cup, from $209m for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to $355m in 2026 and 2030. '

4pool:
So LFC will get a tenner...great that.

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