The consultation process

There are no predetermined objectives in the Future of Football process. Instead, FIFA is honouring its pledge to be a forum for meaningful debate by engaging a wide range of stakeholders in open dialogue before proposing solutions or making decisions.

Concrete ideas and options will be proposed by the end of 2021 after players, member associations, confederations, leagues, media and fans have all had their say. 


Consultation with Fans

FIFA seeks fan feedback for the International Match Calendar

FIFA is consulting with all stakeholders regarding the evolution of the international match calendars for women’s and men’s football which expire in 2023 and 2024 respectively

Majority of fans favour more frequent men’s FIFA World Cups – global survey

A survey has provided feedback as part of the feasibility study regarding the frequency of the men’s FIFA World Cup. The findings of this initial online survey, conducted in July 2021, will be used as part of a wider consultation process involving fans.

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Global consultation key as FIFA President welcomes calendar debate

Infantino has welcomed prominent former footballers and coaches to a debate on the future of football’s international match calendar.

The most inclusive and thorough consultation process that football has ever seen

204 FIFA member associations and 32 FIFA Council members received an update and provided feedback in relation to the future of football.

Council of Europe discuss multitude of topics at Home of FIFA meeting

The meeting provided the opportunity to exchange views on the collaboration between the two organisations under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed by both in October 2018.

International Match Calendar – New consultation phase

FIFA has reached out to its member associations and other stakeholders marking the beginning of a new phase of consultation around the International Match Calendar

Future of men's football consultation continues

Future of men’s football consultation continues with Technical Advisory Group meeting