NATIONS - Portugal against the World Cup every two years

18.09.2021 14:40 of E.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
NATIONS - Portugal against the World Cup every two years
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The Portuguese Football Federation has announced that it is against the reform of FIFA, wanting to organize the World Cup every two years instead of the current four years, and this in agreement with the League of the country:

the FPF “disapproves of the intention of FIFA to increase the frequency of the biggest national team competition in the world ", criticizing the" overload of schedules, [...] the physical health of athletes, [...] the impact on the mental health of the players, forced, in this format, to have two annual gatherings of several weeks ", and" the overlap of the Olympic Games and the World Cups ".

"For all these factors, it is clear that we cannot be in favor of the implementation of such a measure and even less as the result of a non-existent consultation process", concludes the press release of the Portuguese body, which is positioned against this biennial World Cup project, as Europe (UEFA) and South America (CONMEBOL) had done before it.