Major domestic leagues deserve to have a greater say in whether FIFA’s proposal to shift to a biennial World Cup becomes reality, Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber said on Thursday.
Garber told the Financial Times’ inaugural Business of Sport U.S. Summit that while leagues are being communicated with, they should also carry significant weight in the decision given the impact a change to the structure would have on them.
“At the end of the day we don’t really have a vote,” Garber told the virtual summit. “There is not a representative on the FIFA council from the leagues, there’s not a representative of the clubs.
“The stakeholders that are really affected by the decisions that would be made here don’t have a real say outside of being communicated with as to whether or not this is something that would support the investment we are making in those players.”