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FIFA || Debate On Plans For World Cup Every Two Years At The End Of September

On September 30, a so-called online summit should take place via the international game calendar, the world association announced on Monday. "This is one of several opportunities to have a constructive and open debate at global and regional level over the coming months that FIFA looks forward to with confidence," it said.

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FIFA's mental games of possibly holding the World Cup every two years in the future had caused a lot of criticism, especially in Europe. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin threatened a boycott and called for a meeting with FIFA boss Gianni Infantino.

"So-called legends" in front of Council members

The German Football Association (DFB) sided with the European Football Union and emphasized that such a decision "must not be made without the consent of the European associations and European football". It was "incomprehensible" that initially "so-called FIFA legends" and not the own council members were consulted, it said in a statement that the association published on Friday after its executive committee meeting.

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The FIFA Technical Advisory Group headed by Director Arsène Wenger had proposed hosting the World Cup every two years. "As this is a football project in which the global interests of football must come first, this process began with players and coaches from all over the world," said FIFA. The international game calendar for women and men will expire at the end of 2023 and 2024 respectively.

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