(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jang Bo-in = The International Football Federation (FIFA), which promotes holding the men’s and women’s World Cup every other year, has decided to listen to the opinions of the coaches of soccer teams around the world.
FIFA announced on the 18th (local time) that “All men’s national football team coaches have been invited to an online videoconference to discuss the new schedule after 2024. deal with,” he said.
The video conference will be held on the 19th and 21st, with former Arsene Wenger, former Arsene Wenger, head of FIFA’s global soccer development team leading the meeting.
Former coach Wenger encouraged the participation of coaches, saying, “The advice of the coaches of the soccer team is essential.”
The soccer world has divided opinions on the proposal to host the World Cup every two years.
FIFA is pursuing a plan to hold the World Cup, which is held once every four years, every two years, starting in May of this year. The reason is to increase the opportunity for fans to enjoy soccer.
FIFA also explains that by holding the World Cup every other year and changing the game schedule, such as each continental cup, the burden on players can be reduced.
However, the European Football Federation (UEFA) and the South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL) are opposed.
UEFA said earlier that “if the World Cup is held every two years, the authority of the tournament will be weakened and its value will be diluted.” As the schedule becomes more complicated, the attention of women’s soccer will decrease and the growth rate will decrease.”
The Asian Football Federation (AFC) and the North Central American and Caribbean Football Federation (CONCACAF) showed a positive reaction to FIFA’s proposal.
Chung Mong-gyu, president of the Korea Football Association, attended an online summit meeting this month attended by FIFA member associations and FIFA Council members and said, “Changes in the game schedule, including the World Cup biennial, will help more people enjoy soccer and protect players.” stated in favor.
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