“It is against the basic principles of football” – UEFA sends warning to FIFA

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned FIFA that holding a World Cup every two years would kill football.

He told The Times: “We can decide not to play in it.

“As far as I know the South Americans are on the same page, so good luck with a World Cup like that.

“I think it will never happen as it is so much against the basic principles of football.

“To play every summer a one-month tournament, for the players it’s a killer. If it’s every two years it clashes with the Women’s World Cup, with the Olympic football tournament.

“The value is precisely because it is every four years, you wait for it. It’s like the Olympic Games, it’s a huge event. I don’t see our federations supporting that.

“I hope they [FIFA] will come to their senses because I don’t see the right approach to go everywhere except the confederations, not to speak to us. They didn’t come, they didn’t call, I didn’t get a letter or anything. I just read in the media.”

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