Football Council should steps for controversial World Cup

The Council of the Football World Association FIFA will discuss the controversial plans for a World Cup every two years at its meeting on Wednesday (15.00 clock).

The panel with the DFB Interim President Peter Peter as a German representative is intended to determine the next steps on the way to reforming men s international game calendar from 2024. The theme is on the agenda for the meeting that the FIFA announced on Tuesday. The World Association and its President Gianni Infantino had announced clarity by the end of the year. This could give a meeting of the FIFA member associations.

A possible world championship in the two-year rhythm is currently being controversially discussed, the European Football Union UEFA and the Continental Association Conmebol categorically reject this. UEFA President Aleksander Cefer threatened with Boykott from Europe. The International Olympic Committee had also criticized the plans and worry .

Debates with the national coaches

Arsène Wenger, FIFA boss for global football development, was once again for the reforms proposed by him. The current format does not work anymore and is outdated, said the Frenchman. A World Cup or a continental tournament every two years could be organized at the end of each season, without adding other games. The number of channels windows should be reduced overall.

On Tuesday and Thursday there is debates this week with the national coaches of men s national teams. National coach Hansi Flick will not participate, the German Football Association announced on Tuesday on request from the German Press Agency. The World Championships of women should also be held after plans of FIFA in the future every two years.

A technical advisory group of FIFA for director Wenger had proposed the World Cup orientation every two years, also the rhythm of continental tournaments as the EM would be shortened. As a result, the changes according to World Cup 2026 in the US, Canada and Mexico should finally reach 48 nations for the first time. 2027 would then be the tournaments of the Confederations. In the previously planned EM year 2028, the next World Cup would be on again.

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