FIFA President Gianni Infantino has highlighted the advantages of having a World Cup every two years for men and women.
Infantino has revealed they are consulting internally about the plan and insisted there are many positives that would come from having the biggest football tournament staged more regularly.
“We are evaluating whether it is possible to organise a men’s World Cup every two years, whether it would be positive in terms of football,” Infantino said on Monday during an event in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. “There are proposals and now we are consulting internally. There are some in favour and others against.”
“The advantages of the World Cup every two years seem very clear to me,” Infantino said. “It is more high-level competition, more possibility of giving hope and excitement to the world and more hope of giving the world the possibility of having a World Cup. When it was decided that the World Cup would take place every four years there were 40 teams, now we are 211.
“There is talk of a bid for a World Cup between five countries and if we talk about organising a World Cup every year [women and men], in 20 years’ time, 100 countries will have organised World Cups.”