BERLIN: FIFA announced today Monday that it will hold a meeting with its member associations to discuss the controversial idea of organizing the World Cup every two years. FIFA explained that the meeting with the associations will be held online on September 30, during the period of international matches. FIFA’s proposal to hold the World Cup every two years instead of holding it every four years has sparked criticism from Europe, with European Union President Aleksander Ceferin threatening a boycott and the German federation voicing discontent. . In a letter to Ceferin, the European Association of Football Coaches (AEEFCA) also expressed its opposition to the proposals. The alliance states in the letter, of which a copy was obtained by the German news agency (Dpa), that FIFA president Gianni Infantino is pushing for the implementation of the idea for purely economic reasons and that it constitutes a new link of a series of inadequate proposals from FIFA. Sarina Wegman, the new coach of the English women’s team, has also expressed her opposition to holding the World Cup every two years. “I think this is not very good for the players and their interests. Things are very organized in Europe, we have big tournaments, we have the European Championship, then the Olympics and then the World Cup, “said Wegman in the comments published by the British news agency” PA Media “.” I think when there are all these tournaments every year, where are the players resting? Where will they recover after how many intense football matches each year? The players are not robots, so I don’t think that’s a good idea. ” The proposal was accepted in other parts of the world and FIFA conducted a public poll, the result of which showed support for the idea, but other statistics within the poll indicated otherwise.
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