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FIFA to consider holding The World Cup every two years after new proposals emerge.

FIFA to consider holding The World Cup every two years after new proposals emerge.

This comes after the Saudi Arabian Football Federation put forward a recommendation for a study to be taken on the influence playing a World Cup every two years would have on both the men’s and women’s game.

Following a meeting to consider the proposal on Friday, a total of 166 national federations voted in favor of the idea, while only 22 voted against the idea, according to journalist Tancredi Palmeri.

The president of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation Yasser Al-Misehal described their logic behind the proposal.

“We believe the future of football is at a critical juncture. The many issues that football has faced have now been further exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic,” said SAFF president Yasser Al-Misehal.

“It is time to review how the global game is structured and to consider what is best for the future of our sport.

“This should include whether the current four-year cycle remains the optimum basis for how football is managed both from a competition and commercial perspective.”

FIFA president Gianni Infantino, meantime, has described it an ‘eloquent and detailed proposal’.

This isn’t the first time the concept of a biennial World Cup has been proposed.

Back in 2018, Alejandro Dominguez, the president of the South American body, Conmebol, presented a similar proposition at a FIFA congress in Rwanda, according to The New York Times.

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Ideas that rather than having a Nations League in between, a World Cup every two years would be a more suitable fit.

“I always say we have to work together and never say ‘no’, I always say ‘why not?'” Dominguez said.

“By saying that, we always will support an idea like that, or a proposal like we have done to FIFA, to do the World Cup every two years and not every four.

“Instead of having a Nations League in between, we can just go ahead every year and do a World Cup that is for everyone, for the players because at the moment sometimes they could play four World Cups if we move to a two-year cycle.

“If we stay with this format, many players could not play more than two.”

Rodriguez went on to state that in terms of economics, FIFA could ‘make money, to give more money in the grand scheme of things.

“We see an opportunity there and there is a proposal put forward to FIFA to take it over and say whether it is a global Nations League or is there an opportunity to play World Cup every two years.

“I would say there are many other solutions, we can move to Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America (without such a long wait). In terms of economics, I would say FIFA could make money, to give more money.”

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