Micho Speaks About Proposed Biennial World Cup

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has given his views about FIFA’s proposal to hold the World Cup every after two years.

The proposal, fronted by FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger, has received mixed reviews from Member Associations world over.

Micho when asked to comment about the developments, says he has “no right” to give an opinion regarding FIFA’s plans and admitted that he will follow decisions made by CAF.

“I have no right to pick my opinion regarding FIFA’S plan for World cup after every two years because it comes from leadership of CAF since they see it as a great chance for us to be exposed as a matter of developing our football on the African continent,” the gaffer told The-SportsNation.

“So I have been always accepting what heads of wisdom in African football decide.”

However, Micho calls on all the concerned persons to engage players into this matter.

“For my self I believe it is a bit too much. Players should be engaged, however we shall always accept what is done as a final decision.”

The push will see transformation in the international calendar as every year would feature a Men’s or Women’s World Cup.

However this comes at a time when the financial impact of the pandemic is being felt across global football.

Uganda has never featured at a World Cup and the proposed biennial event may break the country’s wait to feature at the biggest stage.

The next men’s World Cup is due to be held in November, 2022 in Qatar while the following edition will take place in the United States, Mexico and Canada in 2026.

For the one in Qatar, Uganda is pitted in group E alongside Mali, Rwanda and Kenya in the African Qualifiers.

After two games played, Uganda is yet to score a single goal after drawing goalless against Kenya and Mali.

Next for the Cranes and Micho is a double header against neighbours Rwanda next month.



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