Legendary Italian Tactician Blames Confederations, Predicts Collapse of Continental Ties

Italy’s World Cup winning tactician Marcelo Lippi has expressed pure aversion to the current playing schedules of the World Cup qualifiers, citing huge pressure on both the players and the clubs, which are left with having to deal with small squads for their upcoming league and continental clashes.

According to the 2006 World Cup winner, ‘incompetent’ international federations are at fault for being too headstrong about changing their playing schedules.

“Incompetent confederations are at fault, which did not want to change the formula of their qualifying for the World Cup. In South America there are many teams, everyone has to agree, they play three games and go on until Thursday night/dawn on Friday,” he said in an interview with Corriere dello Sport (via SempreInter).

He believes the two Derby d’Italia giants are the most burdened by the current style.

“Two teams trust the South Americans the most. Inter with Lautaro, Vecino, Correa, Vidal, Sanchez and Juventus with Bentancur, Cuadrado, Danilo, Alex Sandro. The issue of injuries is different.”

Lippi has cited that if the trend continues, it will affect ties between federations and clubs on both ends of the globe.

“The European clubs will no longer hire South American players. This will put the system of those countries in crisis, which thrives on the sale of talents,” he said