Fifa to discuss biennial World Cup with coaches this week

Arsene Wenger

Winner of the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award, former Arsenal football team manager Arsene Wenger poses after receiving his award during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony at the Sporting Monte-Carlo complex in Monaco on February 18, 2019.

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What you need to know:

  • The consultations about the proposals, which have come in for heavy criticism from Uefa and CONMEBOL, the International Olympic Committee, as well as coaches and players, will take place on Tuesday and Thursday
  • The World Cup has been played every four years, apart from cancellations during World War II, since the inaugural edition in 1930
  • Fifa also wants major continental tournaments, including the European Championship and Copa America, to be played every two years

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