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Perception of time, prestige, advantageous for the clubs… Wenger defends “his” World Cup every two years


Director of World Football Development at Fifa, the former Arsenal manager unveils his arguments in favor of a World Cup project every two years which never ceases to make people cringe.

The World Cup every four years?

It seemed set in stone.

Not for Arsène Wenger and Fifa.

Appointed at the head of the Development of world football within the world body, in November 2019, the former manager of Arsenal, also passed by the benches of Nancy, Monaco and Nagoya, defends a project of global overhaul of the international calendar which includes, and this is the measure which crystallizes the most tensions, a new temporality of the World Cup.

Calendar which is currently set until 2024.

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The best teams in the world would meet up every two years.

Only within the French Football Federation (FFF), opinions differ, between President Le Graët who declares himself rather favorable to this idea and the coach, Didier Deschamps, much less.


We trivialize the World Cup

", recently regretted the latter.


I understand his thinking, it's a bit human that he and the players want to protect their prestige,

" Wenger laughed.

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Source: lefigaro

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