FIFA prez: The biennial World Cup is no different from the Super Bowl
A FIFA proposal to possibly hold World Cup tournaments every two years has been met with negative reviews from individuals such as UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, the European Leagues group, players and some fans around the world. who have all said that a biennial World Cup could over-saturate the market. with international football and have a negative impact on national competitions.
According to Reuters (h / t ESPN), however, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told members of the media in Israel on Tuesday that a biennial World Cup would be no different from the large-scale annual sporting events worshiped by spectators and fans watching television.
“Definitely believe in holding more prestigious events, whether it’s the World Cup or whatever … It’s precisely because it’s such a magical tournament that maybe that’s why it should happen more often.” , explained Infantino. “The prestige of an event depends on its quality, not how often. You have the Super Bowl every year, Wimbledon or the Champions League every year, and everyone is excited and waiting for it.”
Former Arsenal manager and current FIFA world football development chief Arsene Wenger has repeatedly praised the biennial World Cup plans, and FIFA said last month that an investigation showed that ‘a majority of respondents approved of watching a World Cup every one, two or three years but preferred both. -year option of these three.
“There are considerable differences between the so-called traditional markets and the developing football markets; and the younger generations in all regions are more open and more interested in change than the older generations,” FIFA told the era.