The President of FIFA, Infantino continues with his desire to promote the World Cup every two years, he is making a round of contacts around the world to try to attract followers. Many Federations have already opposed the measure, including UEFA itself, which would threaten not to participate.
To try to counter these bad opinions, FIFA has shared with some media several documents explaining more fully the project what has made the news today. The first document would explain the situation for the next four years, since the measurement of a World Cup every two years would start from 2025. In this way there would be a World Cup in 2026 and 2028, so as not to make it coincide with the European Championship.
The qualifying phases for the World Cup would also vary compared to those we have today, although from FIFA they assure that it would not entail greater wear and tear for the players and national competitions. The highest football body believes that the best way to adjust this is to hold a single annual break in October and play most of the games there. FIFA is flexible in this proposal and would also accept two annual stoppages, in October and March.
Taking into account the two-year cycles in which we would be immersed, the first year after a World Cup, would be for the qualifying matches for the next one, and the second year, for the classification of the competitions by continent, that is, for the European Cups, America’s Cup, Africa Cup, etc.
With this grouping of meetings in a few dates, FIFA says that it would reduce the wear and tear per kilometers traveled by footballers, since they would travel less abroad, especially the Americans who play in Europe, since in each international match they must cross the pond. The studies of the soccer organization assure that they would go from traveling an average of 377,000 km to 155,000, something that would also be a green footprint. Despite all this, he still does not seem to have convinced the greatest powers of football, so they will still need more followers if they want the idea to flourish.
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