National team to seek name change after the World Cup


Qatar 2022

Not only will Qatar 2022 be a World Cup final for many players, but it could also see a national team use its current name for the last time before moving on to a new name for future tournaments.

A national team will consider changing the name after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
© David Ramos / Getty ImagesA national team will consider changing the name after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The wait will be over soon. Qatar 2022 It’s only 19 days away from us, but somehow it looks like a lot could happen between now and November 20, when world Cup Finally started.

managers They will have to submit their final rosters soon, while some players are concerned about holding the tournament on time. For many of them, this could be the World Cup finals of their careers.

Meanwhile, Qatar could also see a national team use its current name for the last time before pushing for a name change in 2023. Football Association of Wales (FAW) It has already revealed plans to rename its national teams.

Wales is considering changing the name after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

CEO FAW Noelle Money He recently admitted that the federation intends to rename National football teams of Wales to me will pass – The Wales name Wales After the FIFA World Cup this year in Qatar.

“The team should always be called Cymru, that’s what we call it here,” Mooney said via BBC Sport. Our view at the moment is that locally we are obviously called Cymru. This is what we call our national teams. If you look at our website, how we talk about ourselves, we’re a lot of Cymru. Internationally, we feel we have more work to do so far. So we’re going to the World Cup like Wales.

But I think 2023 will be a year where we have a good discussion with all the different stakeholders – Whether these are governments, our councils, councils, decision-making bodies, employees, the club and the players. We are a very open democratic organization and today we do not unilaterally decide to do something like this. I would say it’s the direction of travel, but there are no hard decisions about it. We’re almost heading towards it by osmosis.

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Cymru is already used by the Federation for internal and external communications, documentation and personnel at FAW headquarters. The intention to change Wales’ name was inspired by turkeywho have been given permission to compete globally Turkish.

“I’ve seen countries like Azerbaijan, Turkey, etc. use their own language,” Mooney added. “They are very strong in this and we spoke to Al Turki at the Euro 2024 lottery about it. We have also had informal discussions with UEFA about coffee on different occasions. We ask how Turkey did it, how other countries did it.

“We asked about the direction of their travel, for example, is there movement towards people who use their native language? What I do know is that there is a renaissance of the Welsh language and a great sense of pride in what we do with culture and heritage. “

Qatar 2022 will be Wales’ second World Cup appearance, which only participated in the World Cup finals Sweden 1958. It remains to be seen if they will win more World Cups in the future. But if they did, they might do so under the name Cymru.

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