It makes no sense – Southgate slams Wenger’s World Cup proposal
England manager, Gareth Southgate, has criticized Arsene Wenger’s World Cup proposal as “making no sense”.
Southgate met with Wenger two months ago and was open to changes in the football calendar which would see a World Cup every two years.
But now, Southgate claims “they seem to change every time” he speaks about FIFA ’s proposals to Football Association chief executive Mark Bellingham and he has major reservations about the new-look calendar.
One of FIFA chief Wenger’s plans is to revamp the international calendar and only have one international window and Southgate says that is a bad idea for players.
“If there were maybe slightly fewer windows but you get players together for a longer period of time, that might help the clubs and the international teams, but if there’s only one per year, I don’t really understand that as a concept from Fifa when international football is so important a part of what you do.
“As I said at the start, if you’re a player and you miss that one month or however long a break’s supposed to be, you don’t have an international career at all that year, that doesn’t seem to make sense to me,” Southgate said.
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