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

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 27:  A general view during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Mexico and Sweden at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 27, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.  (Photo by Claudio Villa - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
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

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 16:  Iceland fans show their support during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Iceland at Spartak Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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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DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 08: Emmanuel Amuneke, Roberto Carlos, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger, Avram Grant, Youri Djorkaeff, Mikael Silvestre, Tim Cahill, Nuno Gomes, Ronaldo, Pablo Zabaleta, Sami Khedira, Roberto Carlos, Marco Materazzi, Alexi Lalas, Jared Borgetti, Ali Al Habsi, Peter Schmeichel and Ryan Nelsen during the FIFA Technical Advisory Group on the future of men’s football sessions on September 8, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Harold Cunningham - FIFA)
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.

Cumbre en línea sobre el Futuro del Fútbol con las federaciones miembro de la FIFA, en Home of FIFA en Zúrich el 30 de septiembre de 2021.
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.

Arsene Wenger and Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General,  Bjørn Berge
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.

Participants immerse themselves in a FIFA Technical Development Workshop led by Arsène Wenger, on January 28, 2020 in Doha, Qatar.
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

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 02: Detail View of adidas conext 21 match balls prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Hungary and England at Stadium Puskas Ferenc on September 02, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Future of men's football consultation continues

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