FIFA President Gianni Infantino proposes hosting the World Cup every three years.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino now wants World Cup every three years.
The FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has proposed hosting the World Cup every three years, in his latest plan to shake up international football.
FIFA have already failed in their attempt to play the World Cup every two years, a change championed by Arsene Wenger, with European and South American organisations UEFA and CONMEBOL voting it down.
They might also wish to stop Infantino’s fresh suggestion because, according to the Daily Mail, he intends to implement the three-year program within the next ten years.
According to reports, Asia and Africa are in favour of the new plan, but Infantino will need help from Europe and South America to get it approved.
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After the Qatar World Cup’s tremendous commercial success, the Italian who is in charge of FIFA is full of confidence in his ability to bring about change.
The event generated a record £6.2 billion in revenue, outpacing Russia’s 2018 earnings by £840 million.
Infantino also thinks that moving the tournament to the winter in Europe won’t be a one-off, and he intends to restructure the schedule following the 2030 World Cup.
Infantino has already been the head of FIFA since 2016, but it was recently decided that he is still in his first term, set to begin a second term in March, which could allow him to stay in charge until 2031 if he completes the maximum three terms in the role.
On Saturday he said: ‘The clarification with regards to my term of office. So currently I am in my first term of office and on March 16 when there is the election for the FIFA president in Kigali in Rwanda, my second term of office as FIFA president will start. There is a limit of three terms.’