Fifa president Sepp Blatter has advocated changing the fixture schedule of European leagues so that the season runs through the summer months.
Blatter believes that the season should begin in late February and end in November.
“I’ve just proposed to the clubs: play through the summer,” he told Kicker magazine.
“This would leave enough time for players to recover and there could be blocks of three weeks of national teams’ qualifying games in winter.
“This idea is supported by big European clubs.”
Blatter has also advocated there be more European groups with fewer teams for World Cup qualifying as a way of further reducing fixture congestion.