IFFHS NEWS AND STATISTICS OF THE WEEK 26


Picture : Liverpool FC , Premier League Champion 30 years after the last title !

 

 

THE 2020 CONCACAF LEAGUE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC


CONCACAF announced on Tuesday, June 24 that the 2020 Concacaf League, which was scheduled to begin on July 28 has officially been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The news has implications for Canadian Premier League side Forge FC, who won the 2019 CPL championship last November qualified to represent Canada in this year’s Concacaf league.

Forge FC would have joined 21 other club teams from various North and Central American countries in the tournament, which provides a qualification pathway to the more prestigious Concacaf Champions League.

The 2020 Concacaf league was supposed to run from July to November this year, but with many leagues and competitions similarly postponed due to the pandemic, it currently has not been decided when or how the tournament will begin and be completed.

Last year’s Concacaf league champions were Costa Rican club, Saprissa, who qualified for this years Concacaf champions league along with five other participants from the competition (all four semifinalists plus the two strongest quarterfinalists based on their tournament results).

Concacaf, which also suspended the 2020 Concacaf Champions League in March after it had begun, indicated in its statement that it will be considering various proposals for resuming its club competitions, but n=that no decisions have been made.

 

YOUNGEST PLAYER RECORD



Real Mallorca forward Luka Romero became the youngest player to make his La Liga debut after the 15-year-old came off the bench in his side’s 2-0 defeat at Real Madrid last Wednesday. Aged 15 years and 229 days, Romero came on in the 83rd minute to break a record lasting over 80 years held by former Celta Vigo player Francisco Bao Rodríguez, known as Sanson, who made his first La Liga appearance in 1939 aged 15 and 255 days. Romero had been an unused substitute in Mallorca’s three previous matches since the season resumed this month after a three-month pause due to the new coronavirus pandemic. The son of Argentine lower league player Diego Romero, the forward was born in Mexico but represents Argentina at youth level and has been at Mallorca’s academy since age 10, having moved to Spain aged two.

THE YOUNGEST PLAYERS IN LA LIGA'S HISTORY

 

 

WOMEN WORLD CUP 2023 IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

 

Australia and New Zealand will serve as co-hosts for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, FIFA announced Thursday, sending one of its two biggest tournaments — and its first 32-team women’s championship — to two nations that have embraced the women’s game. FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, announced its decision after its governing council held a vote by videoconference. It also announced that the council had approved $1 billion in investment in women’s soccer over the next four years, funding that could prove vital in developing enough competitive national teams to fill the 32-team field.