The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially declared its support to the “decision of the FIFA Congress to conduct a feasibility study” for a World Cup every two years.
CAF is the first confederation to publicly approve the controversial plan.
A biennial World Cup will hold at the same pace as the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
The confederation, at its extraordinary general assembly in Cairo on Friday, also voted in favour of establishing a Super League for African clubs.
FIFA will hold a summit in December with president Gianni Infantino still hoping to find consensus on plans to stage the men’s tournament more often than the current four-year cycle.
It is an incendiary topic given the various interests at stake, between clubs and national teams, domestic leagues and international competitions.