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Europe Top Leagues Against FIFA Plan For World Cup Every 2 Years

The European Leagues, which include the Premier League, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and La Liga, have opposed a World Cup every two years as proposed by FIFA 

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), like many other CAF member-associations, have already endorsed a FIFA plan for a World Cup every two years, but the domestic leagues in Europe are unanimously against it.

FIFA announced a few months ago that it will investigate whether the World Cup can be held every two years. 

The European Leagues, an organisation that many major leagues from Europe have joined, have released a statement on this. 

“The leagues have resolutely and unanimously opposed any proposal to host the World Cup every two years,” part of the statement read.

“The leagues will work with other stakeholders to avoid making unilateral decisions that are detrimental to domestic football.  

“New, renewed or expanded leagues are not the solution to the current problems of our football with the already overcrowded calendar.”

Currently, the World Cup is held every four years. If the global final tournament is actually played every two years, the same will probably happen with the European Championship.


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