UEFA President Alexander Severin warned that if FIFA’s plan to host the World Cup every two years continues, Europe may boycott the World Cup.
The world football governing body is reviewing the schedule of international matches, led by former Arsenal coach Wenger, who proposes to host a major tournament every year.
According to the proposal, the World Cup will be held alternately with intercontinental events such as the European Championships, which will be held every two years instead of every four years.
“We can decide not to participate in the game,” Ceferin, the head of European football’s governing body, told The Times.
“As far as I know, the South Americans are on the same page. Good luck in such a World Cup.”
“I think this will never happen because it is very against the basic principles of football.”
“I have to participate in a month-long game every summer, which is a killer for the players. If it is held every two years, it will conflict with the Women’s World Cup and Olympic football matches,” Ceferin added.
“The value is precisely because it is once every four years. You wait for it, just like the Olympics. This is a huge event. I don’t think our federation supports this.”
The FIFA Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of a “feasibility study” on the biennial World Cup idea, but Ceferin emphasized that the idea should be rejected.
“I hope they (FIFA) will wake up because I think that apart from the Federation, I don’t think there is a right way to go anywhere instead of talking to us.
“They didn’t come, they didn’t call, I didn’t receive a letter or anything. I just saw it in the media.”
Seferin said he is not interested in UEFA’s European Cup, which is held every two years instead of every four years.
“This may be good for UEFA’s financial situation, but the problem is that we will kill football like that. We are killing players. I don’t think the club allows players to leave, it will split us completely,” he added.