a report in the Financial Times indicates that a radical plan to restructure
international football has been prepared for top European clubs. This envisages
the World Cup being held every two years.
proposal, called Grand Slam World, is part of a presentation commissioned
by the G-14 grouping of European clubs - a collection of the 18 richest sides
in Europe - by Hypercube, a Dutch consultancy.
option called Grand Slam Euro will see continental tournaments, such as the European
championship, also held every two years, while a possible World Cup for clubs
would be contested every four years.
the World Cup, which starts in Germany on Friday, a biennial event is the most
radical of four options outlined in a 36-page presentation.