France’s LFP tells Fifa not to ‘trivialise’ World Cup

France celebrates with the trophy after the 2018 FIFA World Cup final victory against Croatia (by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has become the latest body to speak out against Fifa’s plans to transform the World Cup into a biennial tournament, stating the event must be “preserved and not trivialised”.

Meeting yesterday (Wednesday), the Board of Directors of the LFP adopted a motion to oppose the proposed organisation of the World Cup every two years. The LFP said: “Without prior consultation, Fifa wants to take a decision that is in its sole interest and whose impact is irreparably negative for domestic championships and clubs as employers of players.

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