A World Cup every two years. It’s the subject that just won’t go away and the European Club Association has warned that Fifa’s latest plans for the future of football would have a “direct and destructive impact” on the club game, .
World football’s governing body has been accused by the ECA, which represents 247 different clubs across the continent, of trying to “railroad” through its controversial plans - which include playing a World Cup every two years - without proper consultation.
Its powerful statement also reminded Fifa of its “legally-binding obligations” to ensure clubs are consulted over the structure of the international match calendar (IMC).
“ECA has followed with grave concern and alarm FIFA’s launch of active PR campaigns and much pretence, apparently seeking to railroad through reforms to the IMC,” it read. “Particularly the introduction of a biennial World Cup.”