FIFA considering fewer, but longer international breaks

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Managers across the world have long complained about international breaks altering their club’s run of form, but FIFA could be making a change in the future.

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The world soccer governing body is discussing possibly moving away from four international breaks throughout the year, and instead simply lengthening the time off from club soccer.

As it stands, there are four fixed international breaks throughout the soccer calendar year, typically scheduled in September, October, November and March.

The schedule for international fixtures is set until 2024 right now, so changes would have to be agreed upon by several parties, including domestic clubs, in order to alter the existing fixture list.