FIFA wants to hold the World Cup every two years instead of 4 years, and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin do not want this to happen because if this happens, the plan of UEFA to extend the Champions League will be destroyed.
FIFA made this proposal after listening to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation. Infantino has given a fact that much of the international football games are held in Europe and South America. This is why FIFA wants to hold the world cup every two years instead of four years. Saudi Arabia and other countries have ambitions to hold international football in their countries.
The UEFA chief told at the 26th General Assembly of the ECA: “More is not always better,”
“You have probably heard that FIFA is conducting a feasibility study about the World Cup every two years.”
“Well, we think that the jewel of the World Cup has value precisely because of its rarity. But holding it every two years will, by our opinion, lead to…less legitimacy and unfortunately devalue the World Cup itself.”
“The international match calendar does not need that. Our players do not need to see more of their summers spent on consuming tournaments rather than devoted to relaxing and recuperation. But you should speak about that, those players have contracts with you, not with UEFA.”
FIFA’s say on this matter: “Now starts a phase of consultation and of course all clubs, leagues, associations and all football fans and lovers will be involved and are involved,’ the FIFA president said, suggesting the whole approach to international club and country competition needs to be re-considered.”
“We need to rethink the calendar fundamentally and to do this we need to have good will from everyone.”
“There are no taboo topics The door of FIFA is open to any idea to any proposal. We shouldn’t take this consultation process as any sort of challenge, any sort of fight as I have been hearing here and there. It is simply a way to try, and global football, stronger.”
“For this, we need the help and assistance of everyone. We will be approaching you and we hope we can find something that suits of course the European clubs but also the clubs from all over the world, the associations from all over the world.”