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CAF in support of staging World Cup every two years

Patrice Motsepe président de la CAF
CAF in support of staging World Cup every two years

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced its backing for the FIFA World Cup to be staged every two years.

In a CAF press release issued on Monday, the executive Committee chaired by Dr. Patrice Motsepe which met in Rabat, Morocco on July 16th made some recommendations including the one on staging the FIFA World Cup every two years.

“The Executive Committee gave its support to the project of a men’s and women’s World Cup every two years, which was formulated during the last FIFA Congress. The Committee asked that FIFA be informed of this favorable reception,” said the statement.

"Taking into account the serious financial challenges, lack of infrastructure and facilities, African football could probably be the biggest beneficiary of a World Cup every two years," Dr. Motsepe said last Friday during a presser after the meeting.

During a FIFA Assembly in May this year Saudi Arabia's football Federation formally asked FIFA to look at staging biennial World Cups for men and women.

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter once floated the biennial men’s FIFA World Cup 20 years ago.

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is already being played every two years. However, many are worried that the implementation of having the FIFA World Cup every two years could affect the AFCON.

Meanwhile, the CAF Executive Committee has also instructed the interclub competitions committee to accelerate the feasibility study of the African Supranational League project.

 

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