The significant resources that have been put toward the Justice Department’s investigation of corruption in international soccer were put on display, with eight federal prosecutors and 15 defense lawyers appeared before a judge on Wednesday to discuss bringing the case to trial early next year.

A February 2017 trial date has been proposed by the prosecutors. Although the government has said that timetable is aggressive, but achievable, defense lawyers have suggested that would not give them enough time to review and evaluate the estimated 700 million to 900 million pages of documents related to the charges.

“It’s enormous,” Charles A. Stillman—a lawyer for José Maria Marin, a former president of Brazil’s soccer federation — said of the amount of information prosecutors will pass along. “We’re going to need time to deal with this in a professional way."