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  • The next FIFA World Cup Championship will be held in 2022 in Qatar, according to recent reports.

    The next FIFA World Cup Championship will be held in 2022 in Qatar, according to recent reports. | Photo: Reuters

Published 25 November 2018

South American athletes would benefit from the change with greater opportunities for growth in their careers.

FIFA is considering hosting the World Cup Championships biennially, Copa Libertadores de America (Conmebol) President Alejandro Dominguez said this weekend.

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“The proposal we have made to Fifa is to play the World Cup every two years and not every four. Instead of having the Nations League in between we can just go ahead every two years and have a World Cup and that is for everyone,” Dominguez said.

In light of the Uefa Nations League’s success, South American athletes could benefit from the change with greater opportunities for growth in their careers.

The South American club president said, “It’s for the players because they could play four World Cups if we move to a two-year cycle. If we stay with this format many players will not be able to play more than two.

“There are many solutions. We could hold the tournament in Europe, South America, North America, Africa, and Asia without such a long wait. So we see an opportunity there and there is a proposal put forward to FIFA,” he said.

However, economically speaking, the decision could only end well for FIFA and its players, Dominguez said.

Qatar is set to host the 2022 World Cup after winning the bid in December 2010, while a joint effort between Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. took the 2026 World Cup championships from Morocco earlier this year after deemed more acceptable.


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