Expansion of participating countries and change of rules. I’m trying to shorten the holding period here.
The British media ‘Daily Mail’ said on the 20th (Korean time), “FIFA (International Football Federation) President Gianni Anfantino wants to hold a World Cup every three years. He gained courage after the commercial success of the Qatar World Cup held in winter. ” reported.
Anfantino, whose tenure as FIFA president runs until 2031, is preparing for a major change in the World Cup. Starting with the North and Central America World Cup four years later, the number of participating countries will increase from 32 to 48. Accordingly, the way to determine the winning team is also slightly different. 메이저사이트
All of this is because of money. Many countries participate in the World Cup and the holding period should be short to earn higher profits.
The successful completion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which was criticized by many football fans, players and national associations, also boosted Anfantino’s confidence.
The Qatar World Cup recorded a total revenue of £6.2 billion, up £840 million from the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It was the highest-grossing World Cup ever.
Anfantino holds a World Cup every three years, and in years without a World Cup, he plans to create a Club World Cup. Cup competitions for each continent will also be held without overlapping with the World Cup.
Asia and Africa are in a welcoming mood. This is because it is an opportunity to appear more often on the mainstream world football stage.
However, the European and South American Football Associations, where strong teams are concentrated, are already showing signs of opposition. It remains to be seen whether Anfantino’s plan to host the World Cup every three years will be implemented.