CONMEBOL propose World Cup every two years

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) have lobbied FIFA to move the World Cup from a four-year to a two-year cycle, CONMEBOL’s president Alejandro Dominguez has confirmed.

Having seen the success of the Nations League, Dominguez would like to see the World Cup expanded to once every two years.

“The proposal we have made to FIFA is to play the World Cup every two years and not every four,” Dominguez said.

“Instead of having the Nations League in between we can just go ahead every two years and have a World Cup and that is for everyone.”

“It’s for the players because they could play four World Cups if we move to a two-year cycle. If we stay with this format many players will not be able to play more than two.

“There are many solutions. We could hold the tournament in Europe, South America, North America, Africa and Asia without such a long wait.

“So we see an opportunity there and there is a proposal put forward to FIFA.”

The idea has been proposed before by former FIFA president Sepp Blatter. – Eurosport

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