FIFA Introduces New Global Football Series for Men’s National Teams

FIFA, the global football governing body, has announced a new competition for men’s national teams set to take place during the upcoming international break. The FIFA Series will feature 20 nations from all six confederations, competing in matches scheduled from March 18 to 26, 2024.

The participating teams have been organized into five groups, with hosts Algeria, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, and Sri Lanka each hosting a group. The teams include Andorra, Bolivia, South Africa, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Tanzania, Bhutan, Central African Republic, Papua New Guinea, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, and Vanuatu.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed excitement about the FIFA Series, stating that member associations have long desired to compete against teams worldwide. He emphasized the positive impact of more meaningful matches on players, teams, and fans, contributing to the development of the game.

FIFA will cover travel costs for participating teams, and while no trophies will be awarded, the governing body suggests that more established nations may join in future editions.

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