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World Cup every two years is money over meaning

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25.09.2021

Bigger goals, tighter shorts in women's football, scrapping draws, the Video Assistant Referee; FIFA has made some controversial, offensive, divisive and bizarre proposals in recent years.

But few have caused as much discussion as the scheme to play the World Cup twice as often.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, now head of global development for football's governing body, has become the figurehead of the proposal. He told the BBC he is ready to "take that gamble" in order to "make football better."

Better for who? That's a complicated question but it's crystal clear that it will benefit FIFA's sponsors and consolidate the power of Wenger's boss, Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president.

DW's Matt Pearson

FIFA's own survey found that a majority of fans, across all age groups, favored keeping the World Cup as it is over any proposed alterations. But, given the location of next year's World Cup and........

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