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FIFA analyzes that the World Cups are every two years

The International Federation announced that it's analyzing this possibility to make the sport grow

France became champion in the 2018 World Cup in Russia
France became champion in the 2018 World Cup in Russia

The proposal was already installed in the football environment for a long time, but now it is an official plan. FIFA members voted in favor of opening a study on the feasibility of holding the men's and women's World Cups every two years.

France became champion in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Photo: Marca

The project, thus, is in its initial stage of study that will allow to analyze this possible variant with greater precision in the future. The proposal consisted of 166 votes in favor and 24 against during the 71st FIFA Congress held in Zurich and virtually commanded by the president of the entity Gianni Infantino.

The agenda had stipulated in point 10.2 the proposal of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation to carry out a “feasibility and impact study” to carry out the World Cup every two years.

This new format had already had the public endorsement of former Arsenal manager Arséne Wenger, who currently serves as FIFA's head of Global Football Development since 2019. In March this year he had said: “The number of matches played per year and health risks. We've to reorganize all this, regroup the international dates. One of the solutions is probably to organize the World Cup and the Euro every two years and stop everything else".

The conclave also served to approve a third package of reforms of the transfer system, which will serve for regulatory issues related to international transfers of minors, the size of the workforce, registration periods and other specific situations. In addition, it approved the dates of the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand 2023 (7/20 to 8/20), with a qualifying tournament to be held during February of that year.

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