Cafu: Biennal Football World Cup will see tournament lose all glamour

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Cafu being brazil’s most capped international player who played in most World Cups suggested that if world cups will be held after every 2 years the event will lose its charm and the excitement it generates after every four years will fade away.

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He has featured in four world cups from 1994 to 2006 where the team won 1994 and 2002 editions, the latter as captain. So, when the 51-year-old says he cannot ever come to terms with the proposal for a biennial World Cup, one is forced to sit up and take notice.

“No. No. (vehemently shakes his head) I don’t agree with this at all. A World Cup every two years would see it lose all its glamour. I think we should change the name of the competition from World Cup to ‘some small tournament’ if that happens. I think teams will have no expectations, nothing to look forward to,” he said.

He picked his countrymen Brazil as favorites to win next year world cup in 2022 along with he mentioned Argentina, England, France and Belgium are other contenders who can win next year marquee event.

“Brazil, for sure (are going to win the World Cup)! However, Argentina, England, France, and Belgium are also some other strong contenders”

A Qatar Legacy Ambassador presently, Cafu feels the Arab world is all set to stage one of the biggest sporting extravaganzas there is, next year. “The World Cup in Qatar will be excellent because of a number of factors. You can watch more than one game on the same day. It is also a country where you can enjoy a quality stay.”

“This position is not easy. However, you can get there if you work hard and dedicatedly train… There are a lot of up-and-coming Brazilian players playing as right-backs. But if you must ask me, Dani Alves has great experience. Then there is Danilo who plays for Juventus. He is young and it is him who I would choose as my favourite,” he signed off.