Arsene Wenger responds after backlash to biennial World Cup proposal

FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger has responded to criticism regarding his biennial World Cup proposal.

Over the course of the last few months we’ve all been subjected to conversations regarding the morals involved in the beautiful game and the ethics of what it means to be a football fan in the modern age. From the Super League to the World Cup taking place in Qatar and beyond, supporters can be forgiven for feeling like the sport is more of a “business” than it’s ever been before.

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Arsene Wenger, a man many consider to be one of the best managers of his generation, has now fallen into that debate due to his idea of having a World Cup every two years.

Some think it would dilute how special the showpiece event is across the globe but Wenger sees things differently, as he noted when asked about those criticising the move.

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“Part of our proposal is to involve people who play at a very high level, or coaches, managers, and people who are still active. The response has been quite positive, but it is a democratic decision. The 211 FIFA affiliated nations will have to make this decision. We will continue the consultation, continue to discuss with the people. After that, it will be up to the federations to decide what will happen. “

“I was asked how to improve the calendar,” Wenger said. “One of the things is to organize better competitions. If people have better ideas, I am open to dialogue. I try to find solutions to make football better. That’s my goal, and no other. I’m on this journey to try to convince people. Of course I will respect the decisions of the football family, the decision-makers.”

Whatever your opinion may be, it seems as if the biennial WC isn’t going away anytime soon.

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