FIFA's Proposal to Host the World Cup Every Two Years Suffers Another Blow
The proposal by the World body governing football, FIFA to host the World Cup every two years has received another blow following CONMEBOL'S decision to opt-out of the competition.
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The body controlling football in South America joined Europe and the International Olympic Committee in solidarity to reject the decision of hosting the FIFA World Cup every two years.
The proposal was an idea from former Arsenal's manager, Arsene Wenger who is now the chief of global football development in FIFA.
The decision was taken by the South American countries after a meeting was held in Paraguay on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021. According to reports from Sky Sports, its 10 member countries made it clear in a statement released that they will not support FIFA's decision.
There are no reasons, benefits or justification for thr change promoted by FIFA. Given this, the 10 countries that make up CONMEBOL confirm that they will not participate in a World Cup organised every two years. The project in question turns its back on almost 100 years of world football tradition, ignoring the history of one of the most important sporting events on the planet.
CONMEBOL supports the World Cup currently in force, with its terms and classification systems, because it has proven to be a successful model, based on sporting excellence and that rewards effort, talent and planned work.