EU opposes biennial World Cup

The European Commission on Thursday said it was concerned about FIFA’s plan to make the football World Cup a biennial event.

“I fully share the doubts of the national European football federations on the possibility of a biennial football World Cup,” said Margaritis Schinas, European Commission vice president for promoting our European way of life. “Europe is the world’s epicenter of football, and we have a duty to preserve a model that respects the interest of the fans, the wellbeing of the players and the overall logic of the global sports calendar, not just commercial interests.”

The Commission’s intervention comes as FIFA — world football’s governing body —

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