Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Conmebol says ‘no sporting justification’ for biennial World Cup

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South American confederation Conmebol has come out against plans for a biennial World Cup, joining UEFA as a critic and powerful opponent of FIFA’s dramatic proposal to overhaul the international match calendar. 

The South Americans don’t want to move away from the four-year World Cup cycle saying, in a statement: “There is no sporting justification for shortening the period between World Cups.

“Although at some point Conmebol supported the project in question, technical analysis showed that it is highly unviable.”

Three years ago . . .

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