FIFA to put new World Cup format project to a vote

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FIFA is set to launch a new format for the biennial World Cup and will take the initiative to vote at their next conference, which will take place in March or April 2022

All 211 Football Federation will take part in the vote and the decision will be taken by a simple majority, with UEFA and CONMEBOL both opposing the work and the idea of ​​extending the number of World Cup participants to 48 teams.

In the meantime, FIFA will try to convince 211 federations of the need to change the calendar after the FIFA 2026 World Cup.

President Gianni Infantino has made it clear that it does not make sense for FIFA to host only one tournament every 4 years.

Gianni Infantino has tried to revive several competitions and only the epidemic has slowed down the launch of the new Club World Cup, with a different format and 24 teams participating in the tournament.

In addition, the FIFA president is aware of club complaints about players who have to compete in many games with their national teams during the season.

FIFA wants to end the holidays in September and November with the aim of making the World Cup qualifiers in October, when the organisation’s tournament takes place in a strange year.

Arsene Wenger is in charge of the project, and his main goal is to reduce the players’ movement and take care of their health by reducing the burden of the game and increasing their value.


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