Arsene Wenger revolutionized the world of international football when he unveiled his project to increase the frequency of the World Cup. The former Arsenal manager and current FIFA Soccer Development Director proposed that the sport's top event be held every two years, instead of four.
UEFA and Conmebol, the two most important continental confederations in the world, were against the idea, among the most important voices in the dispute, but Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, defends Wenger's proposal and this Tuesday he defended it again.
"The prestige of an event depends on its quality, not its frequency. You have the Super Bowl every year, Wimbledon or the Champions League every year, and everyone is excited and waiting," Infantino said, comparing the World Cup with other major events sports.
In the talk, he also took the opportunity to inform that from the 2026 edition the format with more selections will begin regardless of the frequency in which the event takes place: "A World Cup with 48 teams has already been decided. two or four years, that is under consultation".