Real Madrid and Croatia mid-fielder Luka Modric has criticised FIFA’s intentions for a biennial World Cup, expressing his disappointment that players have not been consulted.
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric during the press conference (Image Courtesy: Reuters)
- Luka Modric slams FIFA for planning World Cup every 2 years
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- I don’t see point of a World Cup every 2 years, says Modric
The International Olympic Committee and European and South American governing organisations UEFA and CONMEBOL, as well as the World Football Federation, confirmed on Monday that meetings with national team coaches will take place this week.
Modric, who won the Ballon d’Or after leading Croatia to the 2018 World Cup final, revealed on Monday that he is opposed to the current plan.
In a press conference ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, Modric said, “I don’t see the point of a World Cup every two years.”
“A World Cup is special because it’s every four years and because everyone is looking forward to it so much, that’s why it’s special.
“I wouldn’t like to see a World Cup every two years. But they are not asking us. They are trying to do things without asking the players or the coaches what they think about it.
“Let’s see what happens with this, but I don’t see it.”
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