Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has kicked against the decision to host the FIFA World Cup every two years.
Ancelotti stated this in an interview with Radio Rai 1, where he noted that hosting the competition every two years will affect the players, mental health.
This follows the global governing body disclosing it would conduct a feasibility study to determine whether it can hold the tournament biennially, with the same frequency applicable to women’s version.
Currently, the most prestigious tournament in world football is a quadrennial- held every four years.
Ancelotti said, “Play the World Cup every two years? Well, while we’re at it, let’s just play once a year,” he said sarcastically.
“The schedules are a very serious problem. Something has to change. There are games that make little sense.
“FIFA and UEFA should talk about it. It is true that at this moment perhaps they do not agree with each other much, but the pressure on the players is too high.”