The World Cup will soon be held every two years. At least according to the plans of FIFA. Trainer legend Arsene Wenger is currently beating the drum for the shortened event rhythm. According to a survey, there should be support from the majority of football fans.
“The majority of fans are in favor of a more frequent event,” said a statement by the world association on Thursday evening. 15,000 people interested in football from 23 countries were interviewed – with the result that was favorable for FIFA.
55 percent are said to have spoken out in favor of hosting the World Cup more frequently. However, if you take a closer look at the result, the majority of those surveyed said they should stick to the current four-year interval (45%). Especially in Germany (64%) and even more so in England (80%) the rejection was high among the respondents. Only 30% voted for a World Cup every two years. 14% voted for every three years, 11% for every year.
The online survey took place between June 29th and July 9th and has only now been published. Another feasibility study by FIFA is to survey over 100,000 people from more than 100 countries. By the end of the year, FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants to decide on a change from four to two years.
UEFA categorically rejects the shortened World Cup rhythm. President Aleksander Ceferin has already threatened a boycott and is counting on the South American association to go along with it.