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FIFA Are Considering Proposal To Move The World Cup To Every Two Years

FIFA Are Considering Proposal To Move The World Cup To Every Two Years

In what would arguably be one of the biggest decisions in the history of football, FIFA are currently investigating whether to hold the World Cup every two years, rather than every four.

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Alejandro Dominguez, the president of the South American body, Conmebol, submitted the proposal at a FIFA congress in Kigali, Rwanda, in October, according to The New York Times.

Suggestions that rather than have a Nations League in between, a World Cup every two years would be a better fit.

"I always say we we have to work together and never say 'no', I always say 'why not?'" Dominguez said in an interview.

"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 years 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.

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"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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Thoughts on the World Cup being held every two years rather than four? Is it a good idea?

Let us know in the comments below. It will certainly cause debate this one!

Topics: Football News, 2018, Football, tournament, World Cup

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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