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20 Dec 2021
6:55 am

Fifa World Cup proposal: For ‘truly global’ soccer, or just for cash?

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Is Fifa's proposal all about wanting to make soccer 'truly global', or is it all about profits?

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Should we have a soccer World Cup every two years, instead of the current four-year cycle? That’s the question Fifa is putting forward to its members at their online summit today. There will not be a vote by the 211 member federations, but the sport’s governing body wants to see if there is an appetite for the proposal – the brainchild of former Arsenal manager and now Fifa head of global development Arsene Wenger, who believes there should be a major international tournament every year, alternating between a World Cup and different continental championships. Other than making more money, one...