FIFA’s Club World Cup is again taking football down the wrong alley. FIFA is looking at the financial gains in organizing this competition instead of prioritizing the 3 key points that matter most:
- Stay close to the fans of the competing clubs
- Bring back the passion of a 2 leg competition in the home stadiums of the 2 finalists
- Limit this to a European vs South American champion final (until other continents reach the same level of football excellence)
Instead of that, the current edition is played in the neutral grounds of Japan or UAE for so-called football promotion efforts and some degree of sponsorship pressure (thanks Toyota…). I wonder how many Santos fans could pay for a stay in costly Tokyo?
Come on, let’s go back to the incredible Intercontinental Cup and to some of the most memorable matches like the famous Celtic – Racing final of 1967!
Maracanazos will always privilege passion above $€£