UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin revealed that the UEFA will continue to oppose the idea of a World Cup every two years citing that the rarity is important. The International body has discussed the feasibility of decreasing the gap between the World Cups from four years to two years. The idea was first put forward by the Saudi Arabia federation and approved by 166 national associations. Earlier in the week, Ceferin revealed that there were a number of concerns about the plans that have been backed by FIFA‘s head of global development Arsene Wenger.
“We think that the jewel of the World Cup has value precisely because of its rarity.” UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said. “Holding it every two years will lead to less legitimacy and dilute the World Cup itself. We think there is a space for everything and both national teams and clubs are fully occupying that physical and commercial space.”
They don’t need to see more of their summers spent on consuming tournaments rather than devoted to relaxing and recuperation.” he added. “We shouldn’t take this consultation process as any sort of challenge, any sort of fight, as I’ve been hearing here and there. It is simply a way to try to make football, and global football, strong, and for this, we need the help and the assistance of everyone. We are, and we will be, approaching you and we hope we can find something which suits, of course, the European clubs but also the clubs from all over the world, the associations from all over the world.”