Friday 17 December 2021, 17:00

Global survey: The full details

FIFA has published the results of an expanded survey regarding the frequency of the men’s and women’s FIFA World Cups. The survey, conducted from August to November 2021, is part of a wider consultation process with all stakeholders in the game. In May, 166 member associations voted for a feasibility study on a biennial FIFA World Cup™ and, since July, surveys involving more than 100,000 people from 140 countries have taken place. In the expanded survey published today, approximately 77,000 people were asked if they would watch the FIFA World Cup more frequently, for example every two years, provided that player workload does not increase. Of 30,390 people who said football was their favourite sport, the following key results are identified:

  • 63.7% of fans would like to see a more frequent men’s FIFA World Cup, with 23.3% replying maybe, 11% being opposed, and 2% having no opinion.

  • 52.4% of fans would like to see a more frequent FIFA Women’s World Cup™, with 28.4% replying maybe, 13.5% being opposed, and 5.7% having no opinion.

  • The age category that is most supportive of holding more frequent men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup is 25-34, and the 55+ bracket is the most opposed.

View the methodology here.