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Anonymous asked in SportsFootball (Soccer)Mexican Football (Soccer) · 1 decade ago

How come FIFA lets players leave their clubs to go to the Olympics??

just wondering??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Because, at first, FIFA did not want the Olympics to rival the World Cup, so a compromise was struck that allowed teams from Africa, Asia, Oceania, North America, Central America and the Caribbean to field their strongest professional sides, while only allowing UEFA and CONMEBOL teams to pick players who had not previously played in a World Cup. Many teams therefore fielded very young teams, including France, who won the 1984 Olympic title in between two semi-final appearances at World Cups.

    Then, an idea of youth teams found favour at both FIFA and the IOC, and since 1992 players must be under 23 years of age, with three over-23 players allowed per squad. The tournament is now effectively an "Under-23 World Cup", complementing FIFA's own tournaments at Under-20 and Under-17 levels. The new format allows teams from around the world to compete equally, and African and Asian countries have taken particular advantage of this, with Nigeria and Cameroon winning in 1996 and 2000 respectively.

    I hope this helps....

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  • 4 years ago

    Because, at first, FIFA did not want the Olympics to competing the Globe Cup, so a bargain was hit that permitted groups from African-american, Japan, Oceania, Northern The united states, Main The united states and the Carribbean to area their most powerful professional ends, while only enabling UEFA and CONMEBOL groups to pick gamers who had not formerly performed in a Globe Cup. Many groups therefore fielded very young groups, such as Italy, who won the 1984 Olympic headline in between two semi-final performances at Globe Glasses. fifaeasy.com can buy safe fifa coins.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because the Olympic committee makes an agreement with FIFA to let the players go play in the Olympics, since it's in their best interest to have the best players available for this major global event.

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  • because its a very important tournament its kinda like the u-23 world cup since there isnt 1 4 taht age group and it only every 4 years

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  • 1 decade ago

    olympics have a very long tradition and it is even set up before the invention of soccer...to uphold this tradition of olympics.. FIFA muz allow for the freedom of sports...

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  • 1 decade ago

    it`s not just fifa it`s also the coaches that have to decide if they want to let them go like givanny dos santos or carlos vela`s coach didn`t let them go to the olympic qualifiers VIVA MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    yea

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