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Infantino: 'World Cup every two years for a more global football'

2021-10-15T21:57:27.421Z

# 1 Fifa: 'Prestige of a tournament does not depend on its frequency' (ANSA)  Fifa president Gianni Infantino, who started a South American tour from Caracas, has relaunched the biennial World Cup project, stating that "football should be truly global".     "The duty of Fifa is to ensure that football is truly global. For it to be; a press conference at the Olympic stadium in Caracas.     "The FIFA president is the president of 111 countries and each of them has the right



 Fifa president Gianni Infantino, who started a South American tour from Caracas, has relaunched the biennial World Cup project, stating that "football should be truly global".


    "The duty of Fifa is to ensure that football is truly global. For it to be; a press conference at the Olympic stadium in Caracas.


    "The FIFA president is the president of 111 countries and each of them has the right to dream. But the dream must have a chance to come true because, if you have to dream for eternity, you will end up doing something else," he said. . "Do we want to talk about the real possibilities for Venezuela to participate in the World Cup?", Said Infantino, recalling that the country of 30 million inhabitants has never participated in the final phase of a World Cup and it is very unlikely that it will do so with the current one. formula. The more regular organization of a World Cup, associated with the increase from 2026 in the number of participants from 32 to 48, would thus, according to the FIFA president, give more opportunities to smaller football nations. "The possibility of reforming the calendar with a World Cup every two years thewe have analyzed from a football point of view and it is possible. There are many advantages, because we give more countries more opportunities to participate, "says Infantino." The prestige of a competition does not depend on its frequency. Otherwise we would organize a World Cup every 40 years. Prestige depends on quality, "he replied. The FIFA president also estimated that this reform could allow players to approach the World Cup on an equal footing, reducing travel between continents for South American players with the institution. of grouped qualification stages.The prestige of a competition does not depend on its frequency. Otherwise we would organize a World Cup every 40 years. Prestige depends on quality, "he replied. The FIFA president also estimated that this reform could allow players to approach the World Cup on an equal footing, reducing travel between continents for South American players with the institution. of grouped qualification stages.The prestige of a competition does not depend on its frequency. Otherwise we would organize a World Cup every 40 years. Prestige depends on quality, "he replied. The FIFA president also estimated that this reform could allow players to approach the World Cup on an equal footing, reducing travel between continents for South American players with the institution. of grouped qualification stages.establishment of grouped qualification phases.establishment of grouped qualification phases. 


Source: ansa

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