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FIFPRO Global Player Survey: 75 percent of men's players want to keep World Cup every four years
While competitions at club and international level give players the chance to showcase their skills and advance their careers, FIFPRO strives to ensure that competitive calendars are planned with players’ views in mind. Competitive matches in football have increased dramatically in the last 25 years, especially in elite men's football. Opportunities for friendly matches have been overtaken by official qualifiers, putting more physical and mental pressure on the players with very little time to recover. Competition evolution should also consider better protection of domestic markets, including those that are not in the elite segment of club football.