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FIFA to look into holding World Cup every two years

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FIFA has been given the mandate to make a feasibility study of hosting the men’s and women’s World Cups every two years instead of its current four-year cycle. Domestic federations voted 166-22 at a virtual congress of the ruling body on Friday in favour of an according motion from Saudi Arabia’s national federation on the impact of holding the events every two years. FIFA has in several stages increased the numbers of teams at World Cup, with 48 teams instead of 32 at the men’s event from 2026 and the women with 32 teams from 2023, up from 24. But the four-year cycle itself has never been tou…

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