Caf backs biennial World Cup

Gianni Infantino, Paul Kagame and Patrice Motsepe

From left: Fifa president Gianni Infantino, President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame and Confederation of African Football president Patrice Motsepe during the Caf Executive Committee held in Kigali, Rwanda on May 15, 2021.

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What you need to know:

  • Caf is the first confederation to officially and publicly approve the controversial plan to hold a World Cup every two years, at the same pace as its Africa Cup of Nations tournament
  • The confederation, at its extraordinary general assembly in Cairo, also voted in favour of establishing a Super League for African clubs
  • Opposition has been so widespread from leagues, players and supporters groups that the chances of a biennial World Cup actually happening appear remote

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