FilGoal | News | Despite the opposition, FIFA: The majority of fans support holding the World Cup every two years


Despite the global opposition to this idea, the International Football Association “FIFA” insisted that the project to hold the World Cup every two years has the support of the majority of the game’s fans.

This came based on an opinion poll conducted by the football governing body, regarding the project led by Arsene Wenger, the historic Arsenal coach and head of global football development at FIFA.

According to this poll, FIFA has global support for this plan from fans, especially younger fans in developing markets outside Europe, which represent the most prominent opposition to rescheduling the World Cup.

In its statement, FIFA said: “We obtained feedback from an opinion poll regarding the study of the possibility of amending the date of the Men’s World Cup. The result of this poll, which was held in July 2021, will be used as part of a broader consultation process that includes fans, in several stages.”

He added, “15,000 participants showed interest in football and the World Cup from a survey of 23,000 people in 23 countries on 6 continents, by independent industry experts.”

“Based on the preliminary results, this conclusion can be reached: the majority of fans would prefer to see the Men’s World Cup more frequent, and among this majority, the proposal to hold it every two years is the preferred option. There are differences between traditional and developing markets in football, and the younger generations in All regions are more open and interested in change than the older generations.”

The International Football Association confirmed that it is continuing to conduct similar surveys, as it will move to 100,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world, and the results will also be published.

The European Union “UEFA” opposes this idea, as does the South American Confederation “CONMEBOL”, as well as the Players Association “FIFPro” and the European Club Association, and everyone shares the warning of “FIFA” against taking this step unilaterally, and despite that the International Federation is still continuing. in his plan.


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