African football’s governing body votes to support biennial World Cup plan

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has voted to support FIFA’s plans for a biennial World Cup at an Extraordinary General Assembly in Cairo.

Fifa has been pushing to hold the men’s and women’s World Cup every two years instead of every four, but has faced opposition from club football bodies, UEFA and CONMEBOL.

CAF had been widely expected to support the plans, however, with the confederation’s president, Patrice Motsepe, claiming in September that African football could be the “biggest beneficiary” of FIFA’s controversial plan.

“CAF welcomes the FIFA Congress decision to conduct a feasibility study on hosting men’s and women’s FIFA World Cups every two years,” the CAF resolution read.

“If the FIFA study concludes it is feasible, CAF will fully support hosting the men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup every two years.”

Add comment