It was announced the day on which it will be defined if the World Cup is held every two years and that day will be next December 20
FIFA has called a meeting between all the federations of the World on December 20, to decide definitively if the World Cup is organized every two years and remains in its normal format.
“What we are going to try is to come up with a proposal on December 20, hoping that there will be a consensual proposal from everyone and we will see if it is going to be played every two years, every four years or every three years and how we are going to reorganize the international calendar , that for women it ends in 2023 and in 2024, it is our responsibility to make a decision quickly, ”said FIFA President Giani Infantino, after a question from ESPN Digital.
After the FIFA Council meeting, Infantino commented that the proposal for the every two-year World Cup has been presented to all federations and a consensus is being sought, which helps to benefit football and its future.
“We want to try to reach a consensus, we do not know what form it will take. We are listening to all positions, we are listening to UEFA, Europe, but other bodies say that only this is the solution. Our goal has to be consensus, we can listen to all opinions, we have to finalize our feasibility study, taking into account the sporting and economic aspects, after having a reasoned debate, I don’t know what the final result will be. The congress has asked us to carry out a feasibility study of the World Cups every two years, we are recovering everyone’s information ”, added the FIFA president.
The proposal for a World Cup every two years is also for women’s football and the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, mentioned that the idea of a biennial World Cup does not go against the Olympic Games either.
“We are not thinking at all about threatening the Olympics, quite the contrary. Soccer is an Olympic sport and part of our thoughts are there, on how to protect sport in general. When we talk about sports, if we do something that is good for soccer, it will be good in general, which in the end is our main goal. The most important thing is to attract young people to play sports. One of the goals of our society is for young people to play sports, which is something that has been stopped doing ”.