— Published 17 September 2021

Fans in favour of a World Cup every two years


There is no doubt that FIFA intends to push its plan to hold the World Cup every two years as far as possible. The publication by the international body of the results of a worldwide survey carried out as part of the feasibility study on this calendar change proves it. The survey was conducted online during July 2021 by IRIS and YouGov, two independent polling companies, among a panel of 15,000 people identified as having an interest in football and the World Cup. Unsurprisingly, the findings of the survey clearly favour a men’s World Cup to be held every other year. The majority of fans want to see the World Cup more frequently, with a clear preference for a World Cup every two years. In addition, the opinion survey shows that young people in all regions of the world are more open and interested in change than other generations. FIFA said that another survey, this time involving almost 100,000 people, is currently underway in over 100 countries. It will ask football fans about the best frequency of the World Cup for men and women.