FIFA WORLD CUP MAY SOON BE HELD EVERY TWO YEARS.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on September 14, 2021
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have confirmed they are open to the idea of a biennial World Cup.
FIFA’s congress voted to carry out a feasibility study on holding the men’s and women’s competition every two years, a proposal which has been met with opposition, but CONCACAF has asked for wider consultation with stakeholders.
In a statement released on their official website, the governing body said it recognised the merits of creating a new schedule if it meant fewer international windows and or less travel for players as well as more competitive games instead of friendlies.
We will continue to look at these proposals constructively, with an open mind, and in the spirit of positive engagement.
While CONCACAF’s immediate focus is on its own region, we also believe in the importance of being part of the global football family and we will listen to the views of football stakeholders in all parts of the world.
We encourage not only our fellow Confederations but also all members of the global football family to come together and work collaboratively to create FIFA calendars and competitions that have benefits for the development of the game in all regions across the world.
The Asian Football Confederation says it “welcomes” the feasibility study being carried out by FIFA
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) welcomes the extensive consultation process initiated and led by FIFA in examining the options to optimise the new International Match Calendar by looking into the feasibility of a FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup every two years instead of the current four-year interval.