FIFA Ready To Reschedule FIFA Men’s World Cup! (Details)
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has made a shock to alter the hosting timeline of the FIFA Men’s World Cup, MySportDab reports.
FIFA regularly hosts FIFA Men’s World Cup every four years.
However, football fans may soon have to expect a shorter hosting timeline for the tournament as Gianni Infantino presses for an alteration.
According to reports, Gianni Infantino is optimistic about replicating the success recorded in the just-concluded Qatar 2022 World Cup if the tournament is hosted every three years instead of the regular four years we all know.
According to Daily Mail, his optimism hinges on the potential to record similar success if the tournament is hosted during mid-winter seasons in Europe.
There was an initial plan already by FIFA to reschedule the FIFA Men’s World Cup from once in every four years to once every two years.
Two confederations – UEFA and the South American confederation, CONMEBOL reportedly kicked against the proposal.
Now, Infantino is offering another proposal, slightly changing from the previous two years plan to three years plan.
His decision is said to have stemmed from both the sporting and commercial success recorded in Qatar.
FIFA has recorded a whooping £840million increase in revenue in the Qatar 2022 World Cup compared to the 2018 edition.
Asia and Africa are the two confederations that have endorsed the move, but Infantino will now have to hurdle through opposition by mainly UEFA and CONMEBOL.
As things stand, the concerns of UEFA and CONMEBOL are increased risk and pressure on players that can stifle other competitions in their domain.