FIFA: FIFA president says opponents of holding the World Cup every two years ‘afraid of change’

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Infantino believes that the proposal enhances participation and gives more opportunities to small teams

FIFA President Gianni Infantino accused opponents of holding the World Cup every two years with “afraid of change”, while the Confederation of African Football announced its support for the proposal.

Neither UEFA nor the South American Football Confederation want to change the format for holding the World Cup every four years. The English Premier League was among the local football bodies that also voiced their opposition to the proposal.

On Friday, the Confederation of African Football became the first international body to support the FIFA proposal, saying it would agree to hold the World Cup every two years if the new format was decided at the end of the year.

“This happens in all areas, when change and reforms come, those at the top refuse to change anything, because they are at the top. They fear for their standing if anything changes,” Infantino said.





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