If the World Cup is now held every two years instead of every four years, FIFA will generate $4.4 billion (3.89 billion euros) in additional revenue. The World Football Association announced this on Monday at the start of the summit where the proposal for a biennial World Cup is being discussed.
The financial data is part of an overall feasibility study presented by FIFA.
FIFA’s positive reports on the finances contrast sharply with critics’ analysis of the proposals. There is a lot of resistance, especially from Europe. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin sees nothing in the plan due to the busy schedules. The same applies to the national associations of the major European countries and the major European clubs. The South American association CONMEBOL also wants the World Cup to be no more than once every four years.