‘European Countries Could Boycott Biennial World Cup’


UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said holding a World Cup every two years would “kill football” and warned European countries could boycott the tournament.

Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been tasked with examining whether shortening the gap between the finals from four years to two is possible.

Wenger’s feasibility study follows a request from the Saudi Arabian football association to FIFA Congress in May while CONMEBOL – South American football’s governing body – made a similar request in November 2018.

The Premier League and the EFL already expressed their opposition to a biennial World Cup staged every two years along with other members of the European Leagues group.

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Ceferin believes it is “against the basic principles of football” and criticised FIFA for not consulting UEFA before making their plans public.

Asked how UEFA could block a World Cup taking place every two years, Ceferin…

Source: Complete Sports