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Arsene Wenger meets with national bosses about World Cup proposal this week

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Arsene Wenger meets national bosses this week as he pushes his World Cup agenda every two years











Arsene Wenger will meet with the national team bosses this week as he seeks to generate support for the plan to hold the World Cup every two years.

The Arsenal legend, who is now FIFA’s head of global football development, will meet international head coaches this week as his blueprint to hold the World Cup biennially gains momentum.

England manager Gareth Southgate has already held informal talks with Wenger about the plan, but the next round of talks will provide an opportunity for a more detailed understanding of how the changes would work.

Arsene Wenger has claimed that football is heating up to the idea of ​​a biannual World Cup

The 71-year-old is already optimistic about the prospects that his plan will eventually be accepted by the world players.

His plans would see the first two-year cycle begin in 2028 — just two years after the 2026 World Cup — in the US, Mexico and Canada.

Speaking to L’Equipe, Wenger said: “I consulted everyone and asked them two questions. 1. Do you want things to stay as they are? 100 percent said no. 2. Do you have any ideas to reorganize the international calendar? I am open to all ideas.

‘Between 80 percent to 90 percent of people like to reorganize qualifying rounds, shorten them and make room for an international competition.

England manager Gareth Southgate has already held informal talks with Wenger

England manager Gareth Southgate has already held informal talks with Wenger

‘A World Cup every two years, there was more restraint because there is something emotional in it. We are all in this routine and cycle of a World Cup every four years, which seems natural. But if you look at history, it’s not so natural.

I am open to all suggestions and all criticism. They are welcome to me. This is not a personal fight for me. All I ask is that those who criticize the project give me something better.

“But don’t try to belittle my credibility. I’d rather people criticize the project and tell us why.’

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