The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) stated on Monday it was open to the thought of a biennial World Cup, supplied that it creates a extra balanced construction for the sport globally.
CONCACAF stated it recognised the deserves of making a brand new soccer calendar if it meant fewer worldwide home windows, much less travel for gamers and extra aggressive video games as a substitute of friendlies.
FIFA’s congress voted to hold out a feasibility examine on holding the boys’s and ladies’s World Cups each two years, a proposal which has been met with opposition, however CONCACAF has requested for wider session with stakeholders.
“We will continue to look at these proposals constructively, with an open mind, and in the spirit of positive engagement,” CONCACAF stated in an announcement.
“While CONCACAF’s speedy focus is by itself area, we additionally imagine within the significance of being a part of the worldwide soccer household and we’ll hearken to the views of soccer stakeholders in all elements of the world.
“We encourage not only our fellow Confederations but also all members of the global football family to come together and work collaboratively to create FIFA calendars and competitions that have benefits for the development of the game in all regions across the world.”
Last week, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) criticised the proposal, saying it was “highly unviable” and would overwhelm the soccer calendar.
European soccer’s governing physique UEFA additionally rejected the thought, with its president Aleksander Ceferin warning that European nations might boycott the World Cup if FIFA’s plans to make the occasion biennial go forward.