Ligue 1 says ‘no’ to the World Cup every two years – El Financiero
The French Football League’s board of directors has adopted a proposal to oppose the playing plans of a world Cup of men every two years, arguing that the tournament is a world heritage that should not be “underestimated” and that organizing it in this way would affect the calendars.
The league’s decision came weeks after the president of the World Cup Football Association France He indicated that he is not opposed to trying FIFA NS Globalism every two years, despite widespread resistance from Europe towards the plan.
“Without prior consultation, FIFA wants to make a decision that is only in its best interest and has an irreparably negative impact for local leagues and clubs, as well as for the players’ employers,” the French league said. “This project also provides for the extension of international periods, which will significantly disrupt the national leagues and lose the interest of the fans.”
head FIFAAnd Gianni InfantinoHe proposed holding the World Cup every two years, instead of the current four-year period, to give more opportunities to play and host countries that rarely or never qualify. It has already expanded the tournament from 32 to 48 countries for the 2026 edition in which it will be held CanadaAnd United State And Mexico.
Infantino also indicated that he would help accelerate talent development at the international level to narrow the gap between European football powers South AmericaWhich dominated the World Cup since its first edition in 1930 UEFA and the CONMEBOL They threatened to boycott the World Cup every two years.
“The development of football depends not only on the World Cup, but also, and above all, on national championships. In this regard, it would be better for FIFA to promote the development of professional leagues that do not exist, as well as domestic ones”, added the French League.
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