German Football Federation president Reinhard Grindel has launched a withering attack on FIFA president Gianni Infantino over a lack of transparency on proposals for new competitions in an interview with Sportbuzzer.de published on Wednesday.
“With this lack of transparency on these questions he is reinforcing the prejudices against FIFA,” said Grindel.
“It is why I am insisting with my UEFA colleagues in the FIFA Council on the creation of a task force where all the information can be laid out on the table and we can determine with honesty if we need other competitions and if so what format they should take.”
Infantino has long envisaged the creation of an international nations league and a Club World Cup expanded to 24 teams. In November he told AFP that it was the best way to fight the possibility of a breakaway Super League. The vague proposal to sell FIFA rights for $25 billion over 12 years to finance the club tournament also concerns Grindel. Read more