FIFA highlighted the financial benefits of the proposal to hold the World Cup every two years instead of four during a virtual global summit on Monday to discuss the proposal.
Participants in the summit said that FIFA had informed the national federations that holding the World Cup would double revenues by about $4.4 billion within four years.
Viva discussed studies issued by the two market research companies, “Nielsen” and “Open Economics.”
FIFA believes that up to $3.5 billion could be allocated to football development in the first four years of implementing the new proposal.
For the 211 member associations of FIFA, the increase in revenue could mean an additional $16 million payment.
The future calendar, starting from 2024, has been a major topic of discussion in world football for months, at a time when the European Football Association (UEFA) and its South American counterpart, CONMEBOL, opposed the proposal to hold the World Cup every two years.
And “UEFA” recently presented a study indicating that this proposal will reduce revenues for the national federations that are members of “FIFA”.
It is not expected that a vote will be held today, Monday, on the proposal to hold the World Cup every two years, knowing that the next FIFA General Assembly will be held on March 31.