There are many football fans around the world that would suggest that FIFA could do more for the world of football.
The governing body have had their issues in regards to off-the-field politics, whilst there have been calls for changes to have been implemented on the pitch as well by some in various ways.
There were many within and outside of football that were unhappy with the 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup being awarded to Qatar given the alleged problems that continue to go on in the region and it is likely that many more will get frustrated with the governing body once again following another proposal that has been made from the region.
Saudi Arabia have put forward a proposal that would see the FIFA World Cup be played every two years instead of four and FIFA appear to have given it their approval as they have voted to back the idea. Indeed, the news will likely have pleased those that find the best sportsbooks here on sportfogadas.net as it means they will have even more opportunities to place a bet on the best football action possible.
Interestingly, the proposal was supported by 166 nations, with only 22 opposed to it and 21 nations having decided to abstain from it. Pakistan and Chad are currently suspended by FIFA.
However, the proposal also appears to have the backing from FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, as he is a supporter of the concept, despite his European counterparts being bitterly against it.
Only the Saudis, who were also backed by Morocco, spoke about the motion, with Infantino promising: “This will be looked at by the Fifa administration and all stakeholders.”
Infantino, in his earlier address to the world game, said: “We face challenges and questions about how many matches can a player play per year.
“Do we want more games or less, but more meaningful, games?
“The International Match Calendar is global and has to take into account the variety of situations around the world.
“Our starting point is not that the calendar is full and nothing can change. Instead we have a blank sheet of paper and we are open to take on board all views and opinions about how to make it better.
“We cannot just look at the final tournament in isolation. We have to look at qualifying competitions as well.”
It remains to be seen as to whether the FIFA World Cup will be held biannually, but with the amount of money available in the game and how it talks, it would be stupid to rule anything out.