NATIONS - Infantino on biennial WC: countries have the right to dream
During a visit to Venezuela on Friday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino defended his proposal to stage the World Cup every two years. Venezuela has never qualified for the global showpiece.
UEFA and CONMEBOL, as well as coaches and commentators, have slammed the biannual World Cup proposal, which is backed by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
"Our job as FIFA is to constantly think about how we can improve football in the world, to make football truly global," Infantino said during an event in the Venezuelan capital Caracas.
"The FIFA president is president of the 111 countries and all those countries have the right to dream, a dream like the Vinotinto (Venezuela's national team) dream.
"They also have to be able to achieve that dream because if you have to dream for eternity, in the end you prefer to do other things."