The French Football League’s board of directors adopted a resolution opposing plans to hold the World Cup every two years, noting that the tournament is a world heritage that should not be “marginalised” and that such a step would hinder events.
The Ligue 1 said in a statement: “Without prior consultation, FIFA wants to make a decision that is only in its interest, and has an irreparable negative impact on the domestic leagues and clubs that employ players. This project will also see the extension of international periods, which will greatly hinder the domestic leagues and push fans. to lose interest.
He added: “The development of football depends not only on the World Cup, but also and above all on the domestic leagues. In this regard, it would be better for FIFA to promote the development of professional leagues in places where they are lacking, as well as domestic leagues.”
FIFA President Gianni Infantino had suggested holding the World Cup every two years instead of four, to give more opportunities to play and host countries that rarely or never qualify for the tournament.
FIFA has already overseen the expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams in the 2026 edition in North America.