Uefa reject idea of World Cup every two years


Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has declined the idea of hosting the Fifa World Cup every two years.

Ceferin reckons that it would “dilute” the highly reputable tournament.

The men’s football World Cup has been held every four years since its inception, except in 1942 and 1946 due to the World War Two.

“The jewel of the World Cup had value precisely because of its rarity,” said the Uefa president in front of 160 club representatives at the General Assembly of the European Clubs’ Association held in Geneva.

“Holding it every two years will lead to more randomisation, less legitimacy and unfortunately, dilute the World Cup itself.”

This comes after a proposal from the Saudi Arabian football federation back in May this year.

Former Arsenal mentor Arsene Wenger, who is leading the consultation process added that: “We should not take it as any sort of challenge and fight, but as a way to make global football strong.

“We have to give to fans even more reason to enjoy our sport.

“The door of Fifa is open to any idea to any proposal.”

RELATED STORYFIFA: $48.5bn spent on transfer fees in last 10 years

By FARPost Reporter