FIFA President Gianni Infantino believes that opposition to the biennial World Cup plans was scared of losing their elevated status in the game. His statement came after African countries endorsed FIFA’s plans of a World Cup every two years. The two biggest bodies, UEFA and CONMEBOL have already rejected FIFA’s proposal to change the current four-year cycle. Infantino believes that the increased frequency would help countries outside the top-tier more opportunity.

“Those who are against it are those at the top. It happens in every sector of life when there are reforms and changes, those who are at the top don’t want anything to change because they are at the top,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said about the proposed World Cup plans. “And they are afraid may be that if something changes, their leadership position is at risk. We understand that and we complement and applaud them for having been so successful in reaching the top. This is fantastic, and they are an example for everyone. But at the same time, we cannot close the door, we need to keep the door open, we need to give hope and opportunities.”

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