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IFA President Gianni Infantino is open to the idea of ​​banning countries from participating in certain World Cups, as part of his plan to hold the competition every two years.

The sport’s governing body is moving forward with plans to increase the number of World Cups despite opposition from European nations, with Infantino pledging to “respect everyone’s views” as nations more small vote concept.

In a call with UEFA members on Tuesday, reported by the AP news agency, Infantino responded to a question from Portuguese FA secretary general Tiago Craveiro about the possibility that teams would be barred from participating in every tournament.

He reportedly replied, “I also welcome Tiago’s idea of ​​saying, well, we need more participation.

“There might be a way to do it by having two World Cups, but not with the same teams participating.

“I don’t know. It’s something the techs are going to study, but it’s definitely something we need to look at.”

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has pledged to fight any biennial World Cup proposals, with several European countries considering leaving FIFA if the plan continues amid concerns over the event’s dilution lighthouse and player safety.

A vote could take place before the end of the year, with the 211 associations having their say on the issue. Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is one of the leading figures in the plans.

Infantino, 51, reportedly told UEFA delegates: “I also believe that the enemy of football is not the World Cup or FIFA, but these are activities other than young boys and young people. girls are running today.


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