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World Cup every 2 years: the survey that contradicts what FIFA stated

The new FIFA project, of a World Cup every two years, is gaining strength from the highest regulator of world football, but it is not so accepted in people's heads.

World Cup trophy
World Cup trophy

FIFA commissioned a global digital survey, the results of which revealed that a majority prefer holding the Men's World Cup more frequently than the traditional four-year period, a project promoted by the organization itself despite resistance from UEFA and Conmebol, among other entities.

According to reports, the sample, carried out in July this year by the specialized firms IRIS and YouGov, consulted 23,000 people from 23 countries of the six confederations and 15,000 (65.21%) showed interest in the initiative.

Among the supporters of this change, FIFA assured that the preferred frequency for the World Cup dispute is two years, precisely the period proposed by the Zurich-based entity. After this survey, the governing body of world football commissioned a new one of greater scope (100,000 people from more than 10 countries) in which variables such as population, geographical diversity, history and football potential were adjusted. However, everything indicates that the results were not as expected.

FIFA insists that the majority of fans want the World Cup to be played more frequently than it is right now. In the survey snapshot ther revealed, 45% of the voters chose the option of a World Cup every 4 years, while the other were split between the other 3 options: an anual World Cup, every two years or once every three years. This means, the option that got more votes was to keep the status quo.

FIFA World Cup: Champions per edition

- Brazil: 5 titles (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 y 2002)

- Italy: 4 titles (1934, 1938, 1982 y 2006)

- Germay: 4 titles (1954, 1974, 1990 y 2014)

- France: 2 titles (1998, 2018)

- Argentina: 2 titles (1978,1986)

- Uruguay: 2 titles (1930,1950)

- Spain: 1 title (2010)

- England: 1 title (1966)

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Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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