Ex-Inter Midfielder Luis Figo: “Ridiculous To Hold World Cup Every 2 Years, Super League Adds Nothing”

Ex-Inter Midfielder Luis Figo: “Ridiculous To Hold World Cup Every 2 Years, Super League Adds Nothing”
October 7, 2021 12:00
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Former Inter, Barcelona, and Real Madrid midfielder Luis Figo believes that the World Cup schedule should not be altered so the competition is held every two years.

Speaking to Spanish news agency EFE, as reported by TuttoMercatoWeb, the 48-year-old gave the view that the proposed alteration would hurt football, and also questioned the need for a Super League.

The number of fixtures currently played at club and international level has led to some questioning of whether the toll on players is sustainable, as even with measures taken to mitigate fatigue such as squad rotation, many footballers have become exhausted.

The proposed change which would see the FIFA World Cup held every two years rather than every four as it is now would add to the number of games which players are involved in already, and for Figo this addition would not add anything to the quality of the football and would be unsustainable.

“It’s crazy that people don’t think about the good of football,” he stated. “What’s the point of playing a World Cup every two years? In a calendar where we would have a World Cup every two years, a European cup every two years, the qualifying rounds… for me it is ridiculous to plan a competition like this in such a short time.”

And on the breakaway Super League proposed by major European clubs including Inter in April he stated, “I still think it is a competition that would add nothing, especially if played with only ten or fifteen teams.”

By Toni Weeler

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