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Premier League clubs unanimously oppose FIFA proposal to have biennial World Cups
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Premier League clubs unanimously oppose FIFA proposal to have biennial World Cups

The 20 teams also all opposed a FIFA proposal to reduce the five windows for international men's matches to just two in a year.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes biennial World Cup consensus by 20 December
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes biennial World Cup consensus by 20 December

FIFA has been actively pushing the idea of a biennial World Cup, rather than staging the competition every four years.

United Arab Emirates to host Club World Cup in 2022, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino
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United Arab Emirates to host Club World Cup in 2022, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino

The latest edition of the tournament – which features the champions of the six continental confederations along with the top team in the host nation – was due to be played at the end of this year in Japan before it pulled out as host because of the pandemic.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cups can bring youth back to football
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cups can bring youth back to football

FIFA President Gianni Infantino told European football leaders that his governing body was not the "enemy of football"

UEFA estimate shortfall of upto $3.5 billion if FIFA adopt biennial World Cup plan
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UEFA estimate shortfall of upto $3.5 billion if FIFA adopt biennial World Cup plan

European football's governing body presented the findings of the study to the leaders of its 55 member federations on Tuesday.

European football nations mull quitting FIFA to fight biennial World Cups
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European football nations mull quitting FIFA to fight biennial World Cups

Infantino, who is working with former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to gain support for World Cups every two years, claims the plans would help more nations qualify to play on the biggest stage.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino wants suspended Brazil-Argentina match played out
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino wants suspended Brazil-Argentina match played out

The 5 September match in Sao Paulo was suspended after seven minutes due to alleged breaches of COVID-19 protocols.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cup will stop super clubs from hogging money
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cup will stop super clubs from hogging money

Infantino explained that his biennial World Cup plan in fact envisages a global showpiece every year, alternating between men's and women's competitions.

International Olympic Committee expresses concerns over FIFA's controversial biennial World Cup proposal
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International Olympic Committee expresses concerns over FIFA's controversial biennial World Cup proposal

Though IOC President Thomas Bach said last month we will not interfere in this discussion, his organisation stepped in on Saturday after meeting in Athens to detail objections it shared with football stakeholders.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cup gives countries chance to 'dream'
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cup gives countries chance to 'dream'

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday defended his plan to hold the World Cup every two years

FIFA seeks support for biennial World Cup plan despite opposition from Europe, South America
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FIFA seeks support for biennial World Cup plan despite opposition from Europe, South America

In recent weeks FIFA has been actively pushing the idea of a biennial World Cup, rather than staging the competition every four years.

UEFA claims FIFA snubbed its request for talks about biennial World Cup plan
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UEFA claims FIFA snubbed its request for talks about biennial World Cup plan

UEFA complained on Wednesday that Gianni Infantino's world body has yet to respond to its request for talks to discuss the concerns of European nations.

US Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone asks men, women to equalise FIFA money
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US Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone asks men, women to equalise FIFA money

USSF President Cindy Parlow Cone sent an open letter on Friday, which called for the men’s national team to allow the USSF to reallocate a portion of FIFA’s World Cup payments to the federation to the women’s team.

European Leagues 'unanimously oppose' biennial FIFA World Cup plans
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European Leagues 'unanimously oppose' biennial FIFA World Cup plans

On Wednesday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said the extensive shake-up would cut out "too many meaningless matches".

FIFA president Gianni Infantino asks England to exempt players from quarantine
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino asks England to exempt players from quarantine

The Premier League defied FIFA to decide that almost 60 players from 19 clubs would not be released next week to fly off to qualifiers in 26 countries on England’s red list — including all South American nations.

Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen emergency follows FIFPRO's warning of too many games
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Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen emergency follows FIFPRO's warning of too many games

Though it is still unclear what caused Eriksen’s health scare, the relentless schedule resulting from the pandemic has been far from ideal.

European Super League is not dead, the ideology remains, says LaLiga chief Javier Tebas
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European Super League is not dead, the ideology remains, says LaLiga chief Javier Tebas

LaLiga chief Javier Tebas attacked Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus presidents for their role in the European Super League.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino calls for overhaul of international football calendar beyond 2024
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino calls for overhaul of international football calendar beyond 2024

Infantino reiterated his intention to "find a date" for a Club World Cup which he wants to see extended to 24 teams, despite widespread opposition to the plan.

FIFA Congress to discuss proposal to hold football World Cup after every two years
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FIFA Congress to discuss proposal to hold football World Cup after every two years

Clubs risk their players picking up more injuries with such a dense calendar, while the economic benefits are also uncertain, according to Raffaele Poli, head of the CIES Football Observatory.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino cautious about imposing sanctions on Super League clubs, says he prefers 'dialogue to conflict'
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino cautious about imposing sanctions on Super League clubs, says he prefers 'dialogue to conflict'

Infantino said there were many possible avenues to promote "economic stability" and "competitive balance" in football.