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Kevin De Bruyne has backed Arsene Wenger’s proposal to hold the World Cup every two years, claiming it is ‘not a bad idea’.
The ex-Arsenal manager, who is now the chief of global football development at FIFA, is leading a consultation on a new international men’s calendar from 2024.
Wenger suggested controversial proposals for a major tournament every June and cutting the gap between World Cups from four years to two.
And De Bruyne says it has some merit, as long as players are given a rest at the end of each season.
“At the start of the season, I had a meeting with FIFA and Arsene Wenger to explain to us what they wanted to do,” the Manchester City midfielder told news agency Belga.
“To do something like that, federations of all countries, UEFA and FIFA have to coordinate. Everyone has to work together.
“I insisted on a second point: I told them that they had to keep a real period of rest for us, the players, at the end of the season.
“The idea isn’t bad in itself, as long as everyone works together.”
Source – Daily Mail