The proposal to play a World Cup every two years has the backing of Brazilian Ronaldo Nazário, who believes that current football figures such as Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would support the idea.
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima is one of the former players who was in the talks to reorganize the FIFA international calendar and propose the idea of a World Cup every two years, the former Real Madrid and Verdeamarela player assures that players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would be in favor agree with the idea.
“I would say that we all agree, with the schedule that has been proposed to us, so that the countries can fight in that qualifying phase, it is a wonderful idea. If you ask Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo if they would like to have more chances to win a World Cup, I’m sure they would say ‘Yes.‘”, Argued Ronaldo Luís Nazário, after a meeting with 80 former footballers to discuss the idea of the World Cup every two years.
According to Ronaldo, the idea of playing the World Cup every four years has been overtaken by the present and that is why a reconfiguration of the FIFA calendars is necessary, to make football attractive and not lose its validity.
“In other sports, the main tournaments are held once a year and they do not lose their prestige, in football the time has come to improve the format and it would be a magnificent change,” acknowledged the former star of Real Madrid and the Brazilian team.
“It is natural evolution, the World Cup calendar was made 90 years ago, when traveling by ocean liner, everything has to evolve, it has evolved a lot on the pitch, the physical part has evolved and we have to accompany the evolution of football, the speed of information counts a lot, “he added.
At the meeting that was held in Doha, Qatar, there was a mutual agreement between all those summoned, including the Mexican Jared Borgetti, and the study is expected to be presented at the end of 2021.
“I don’t think there is anyone who disagrees. What there is is that there has been a lot of debate about the rest of the players, we have had conversations afterwards about the income, and how all that money would be invested, how we could train the players in different areas. We have to talk about the future of football in general, with the World Cup every two years we agree ”.