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Why Fifa wants a World Cup every two years

By Jaideep Vaidya in BFO #375, 22 Sep, 21

The first Fifa World Cup I watched was the 1998 edition, when I was 10. I remember the final vividly, when a tall Frenchman with a bald patch—a certain Zinedine Zidane—shocked the world by scoring two headed goals in France’s 3-0 win against favourites Brazil. The match was late at night in India; I was at a sleepover at my cousin’s place. We both stayed up and were mesmerised by Zizou.