World Cup every TWO years

Grassland Blue

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I like league football a lot. And I like the World Cup too. WC qualifying alone takes up a lot of time and investment from footballers. The WC itself even moreso.

A once-every-two-years WC will kill off the Euros and other region specific competitions and/or would dramatically impact league play.

I like a once-every-four years WC with a staggered once-every-four years regional competition. I like the way it is now.
Less is more.
My point of view is that the world cup should be the pinnacle of soccer and holding the competition every 2 years would reduce the specialness of it.
(As a comparison would the sports authorities contemplate holding the Olympics every 2 years?)
I also think that there is no need for the Euros, as the European cup already covers European football well enough. I would happily see this competition fade into oblivion.
Less is more.
 

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Less is more.
My point of view is that the world cup should be the pinnacle of soccer and holding the competition every 2 years would reduce the specialness of it.
(As a comparison would the sports authorities contemplate holding the Olympics every 2 years?)
I also think that there is no need for the Euros, as the European cup already covers European football well enough. I would happily see this competition fade into oblivion.
Less is more.
Sort of agree.

There's so much football going on though - that trying to hold the world cup every 2 years isn't practical. I very much enjoy the Euros so from this perspective we disagree.
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All told I think that the once-every-four-years format is best.

I do, however, lament for teams/players who are exceptionally great - perhaps the best of all time - and yet, due to the 4-year span between competitions - and the luck involved in winning the World Cup - might regardless of talent, never win the WC.

Messi IMO is the best footballer of his era and possibly of all time. It's looking very much as if Messi will never receive a World Cup medal.
 

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Make the 2 year tourny one where the players play for the country in which they are playing.
 

lasereyes

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Keep WC every 4 years. But replace regional competitions with a true World Club championship (not the one-off glorified friendly shit of present). Would love to see City take on the best of South America or Africa. And champions only participate.
 
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Keep WC every 4 years. But replace regional competitions with a true World Club championship (not the one-off glorified friendly shit of present). Would love to see City take on the best of South America or Africa. And champions only participate.
I've advocated this for years.

A proper world club tournament where blues could travel and stay for a few weeks following them.

City v Boca in Japan etc.
 

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