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Wenger calls for World Cup every two years, radical calendar changes

Scrap all the meaningless competitions and consolidate the major ones, says the former Arsenal manager

Simon Evans

Arsene Wenger, Fifa’s chief of Global Football Development, says the governing body should consider holding the World Cup and Euros every two years, and that a review of the world calendar will consider compressed qualifiers and enforced breaks for players.

The former Arsenal manager, a close adviser to Fifa president Gianni Infantino, says the current four-year wait for a World Cup is unfair to players and the focus should be on “competitions of meaning”.

“If you look at the teams in the World Cups usually the average age is 27/28. That’s why, because the World Cup is every four years, there are few chances to win it again because when they go back to the next World Cup they are 32/33...

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