UEFA insisted that it opposes that “the additional burden for footballers does not continue”, to the detriment of their health and football
UEFA said it “will continue to oppose it until common sense prevails and FIFA’s plans” for the World Cup to be played every two years are abandoned., a project in which he considers that “any perceived attraction is superficial, while the traps are sinister”.
After the six Nordic associations – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands – showed their strong opposition to FIFA’s initiative today, a UEFA spokesman insisted on the responsibility of this so that “the additional burden for some elite players does not continue” to the detriment of their health and football in general.
“A biennial World Cup would harm all forms of football, it would devalue the competition itself, it would hurt the fans financially and slow down the development of women’s and youth football around the world. There are many reasons why clubs, leagues and fans are united in their opposition, “he said.
“From the idea of an international single window to complete ignorance of the inevitable effects on women’s and youth competitions, this concept has all the hallmarks of a decision that FIFA wants to make in a hurry and leave the rest of the game to regret. long-term. Any perceived appeal is superficial, while the pitfalls are sinister, “he added.