Biennial World Cup Isn't The Answer, But International Soccer Needs Reform

FIFA is used to its ideas being unpopular.

There was the decision to allow Qatar to host the World Cup. There was extending the competition to 48 teams. There was the plan for a larger Club World Cup.

The latest brainwave from the world governing body is to hold the World Cup every two years, instead of every four.

There are several reasons this is a bad idea. UEFA, no stranger to bad ideas itself, has already come out strongly against the plan.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said last week: “We think that the jewel of the World Cup has value precisely because of its rarity. Holding it every two years will lead to less legitimacy, and it will unfortunately dilute the World Cup itself.”

“right solution” for modern soccer.

The World Cup finals tournament is by far the biggest earner for FIFA and

Keep reading this article on Forbes Business.

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