Leeds chairman weighs in on World Cup debate with radical new idea

FIFA have made headlines in recent days after the decision to propose a major change to the World Cup.

They suggested that the competition should take place every two years rather than four in a huge shift from the traditional status quo. Unsurprisingly, this has caused a major divide with some believing that such a move could help the game whilst others suggest it would simply take the shine of the world’s greatest competition.

Plenty of huge personalities have subsequently weighed in with their opinions including the Manchester City Chief Executive Ferran Soriano. He suggested that there was simply no place in the calendar for more World Cups: “There is no space for anything. No room at all. The players cannot play more games, for sure.”

He’s not alone in opposing this decision and was joined by Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani in the stand against such a decision.

That said, Radrizzani went one better than his Manchester City counterpart, however, by offering a compromise by suggesting his own radical change to the World Cup. According to Frank Dalleres of City A.M., the Leeds Chairman said: ” “I would like four but perhaps there could be a discussion around every three [years]. Why shouldn’t FIFA engage? In my opinion there is a disconnect.”

Evidently disappointed by the lack of discussion FIFA have engaged in about the potential shift, Radrizzani not only believes there’s a suitable alternative but that FIFA should be more involved in the debate surrounding it before they make their decision.

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