The fallout from the European Super League proposal is still rumbling on but it isn’t the only issue in world football, with FIFA now suggesting that the World Cup could be played every two years.
In an interview with Record, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has offered his thoughts on the matter.
“It’s impossible, it’s an irrational idea,” Ceferin said.
“The next World Cup, after 2022, is in 2026.
“In 2028 we’ll have the European Championship, so if there’s a World Cup in 2028 the European teams won’t play in it.
“If the South American sides have the Copa America, they won’t play in it either.
“Will it still be a World Cup, then? It’s an incredibly irrational idea, I don’t know why we need this.
“With this calendar it’s impossible. Imagine what it would be like for players to have a month-long tournament every year.
“They’re getting more and more injuries nowadays, because they’re always playing and have such a full calendar.
“It’s a political idea, but in reality [it] won’t have any support.”
Ceferin also spoke about his reaction after the initial European Super League clubs made their announcement to the world.
“We calmed down after a while, but it was a shock for all of us. I was the man who had to speak,” he noted.
“We all felt the same way, all the club and leagues, about what had happened.
“When nine clubs admit they’d made a mistake, I started to treat them the same way as all the other clubs in the European football family.”
News Source: marca