The African Football Confederation (CAF) on Friday gave its unanimous support to the “decision of the FIFA congress to carry out a feasibility study” for the World Cup to be played every two years, instead of the current four.
CAF is the first confederation to give its public approval to the disputed project of a World Cup every two years, the same pace as its Africa Cup of Nations.
The institution at the forefront of African football, meeting in an extraordinary general assembly in Cairo, also voted in favor of a continental club Super League, for which it did not offer details on participation or the calendar.
The unanimous vote by show of hands to support the biennial World Cup project comes less than a month after an important virtual meeting called by FIFA (December 20) to address this issue, which has many opponents, mainly in Europe and South America.
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