Biennial WC to stop super clubs hogging money, says FIFA’s Infantino — Sport — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Monday his controversial plans to hold a World Cup every two years will help spread the fund’s football generates away from a handful of super clubs.

Infantino explained that his biennial World Cup plan in fact envisages a global showpiece every year, alternating between men’s and women’s competitions.

“Today there are many football competitions that earn much more money than the World Cup and this money that is earned is distributed amongst a very small number of clubs,” said Infantino at a press conference in Buenos Aires alongside Claudio Tapia, president of the Argentine football association.

Infantino not only wants more World Cup tournaments but more joint hosts too.

“If you talk about a World Cup every year, men and women, with five neighboring countries, organizing it, in 20 years the World Cup could be organized by almost 100 countries giving their football a great boost.

“Right now, the World Cup doesn’t come back…

Source: Guardian Newspaper