For several weeks, Arsène Wenger has presented his plan for a World Cup organized every 2 years. While football players have generally reacted negatively to this proposal, FIFA’s head of world football development remains convinced of his idea. Arsène Wenger remains fully in his project.
Arsène Wenger has been talking about him a lot for several weeks. Indeed, the former Arsenal coach, now FIFA’s head of world football development, is campaigning for the organization of a World Cup every two years.
In the world of football, reactions have been mainly negative, especially among players who already denounce hellish rates, like the comments made by Real Madrid goalkeeper
Thibaut Courtois ( see article here ). Wenger sticks to his idea But for his part, despite the criticisms received, Wenger continues to defend his idea with a real intention to favor a show of a higher quality.
“ The reform that I propose is within the framework of the international calendar, fixed until 2024. The World Cup every two years is a part of the reform that I propose and I consult the whole world.
What I propose is to reduce the number of qualifying matches, to regroup it, and to make space for international competition at the end of the season, ”explained the Frenchman for the daily L’Equipe on Tuesday.
“ It would make it possible to make a real separation between club football and selection football. For example, we are in an international break and the South Americans will not be able to play with PSG this weekend.
I find that illogical. It is not tenable in the long run that a club cannot use players that it pays at this point, ”explained Wenger, who therefore advocates a simplification of the international calendar.
The prestige of the Mondial? His answer Another problem regularly mentioned: the risk of reducing the prestige of the World Cup with this reform. A false debate for the native of Strasbourg.
“ It’s normal to want to protect your prestige. But by analyzing the perception of time in our modern society where everything is faster and faster, the demand for events of great importance is also more and more rapid and I want to keep in the world of football clarity and clarity.
simplicity, that people understand what competition is being played, ”he defended. “ Football must remain a simple sport to understand. We must not forget that today, we have access to the best in the world when we turn on our TV.
So offer them the best in the world. If there is a connection between the time and the prestige of the competition, then it should be held every eight years.
The prestige of the competition is linked to its quality, ”concluded the Habs. Sufficient arguments to seduce his world?
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