New World Cup Idea to be Discussed with Football Federations
FIFA announced that on September 30th, it will discuss with the member federations the idea of organizing the World Cup every two years.
The International Football Association Board (FIFA) announced today, Monday, that it intends to hold a summit meeting via video, on September 30th, to discuss with member federations its plan to organize the World Cup every two years.
"Following invitations to stakeholders, including all confederations, at the beginning of September, discussions are being organized in the coming weeks," stated FIFA.
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FIFA has reached out to its member associations and other stakeholders (representatives of the players, clubs, leagues, confederations) marking the beginning of a new phase of consultation.
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The idea of organizing the World Cup once every two years, which has also appeared in the 1990s, emerged in early March by former Arsenal coach and current FIFA development director, Arsene Wenger. However, in the past few days, it has faced huge opposition.
FIFA's proposals were met with objections, especially from the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Aleksander Ceferin, who believed that the idea would "weaken" the World Cup.