Fans urge FIFA to reject plans to hold the World Cup every two years

Fan associations from around the world announced yesterday their opposition to the proposed plans to hold the soccer World Cup every two years instead of four.

The French former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger, who is currently the director of development at the International Federation "FIFA", had called for the world championship to be held every two years instead of every four years, as has been the case since 1930, except for periods canceled due to World War II.

The 58 national cheerleading associations across the six continental sporting federations said in a joint statement, "The vast majority of fans are against the biennial World Cup, and if FIFA had bothered to participate with us on this issue, he would have known that this is the case." adverb".

"Why would you abandon a nearly century-old tradition, on a whim and without evidence that it will improve the global game?" the statement asked.

"On the contrary, a similar step threatens to destroy the already fragile balance between local, domestic, continental and international competitions and calendars," he added.

European Football Association President (Wifa) Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia warned Monday that holding the World Cup every two years would reduce the value of the tournament, and "we believe that the essence of the World Cup lies in its value as a unique event."

"Therefore, we call on FIFA and the national associations supporting football to abandon their proposals to impose the World Cup every two years, and to include the voices of the fans in any decisions that affect the future of the game that we fund and achieve a global scene," the joint statement continued.

"In particular, it will reduce and jeopardize the existing competitions run by the various continental competitions that are no less important than the World Cup itself for the fans," he added.

"We are enjoying the World Cup precisely because it is an exceptional event. Most of us don't have the time, the money or the ability to travel to the other side of the world every 24 months to watch our teams play with very diminished competition and half-empty stadiums."

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