Arsene Wenger proposes reforms for international football which would change the game forever

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Chief of global football development at FIFA, who goes by the name of Arsene Wenger, has suggested wholesale changes for international football.

After Wenger (finally) called time on his managerial career with Arsenal, the Frenchman opted to change his focus to revolutionising the game, rather than embarking on a new challenge with a different club side.

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Football fans are notoriously resistant to change, hence the recent backlash against VAR, so regardless of whether Wenger proposes legitimate, positive reforms, it’ll likely prove to be a thankless task.

Nonetheless, he’s got to earn his wage and justify his continued employment at FIFA, and as reported by beIN Sports, he has done so by proposing changes to the international football landscape.

It’s no secret that, asides from major tournaments, international football can be a bit of a drag – and Wenger’s not prepared to sit around and watch it any longer.

While speaking exclusively to beIN Sports’ polarising football presenter Richard Keys, Wenger said:

“Organise only competitions of meaning.

Kick all the parallel competitions out of the game. People must understand what is at stake and only have games with meaning.”

“If you look at the teams in the World Cups usually the average age is 27 or 28. Because the World Cup is every four years there are very few chances to win it again because when they go back to the next World Cup they are 32 or 33.”

“That’s why maybe we should organise the World Cup every two years.”

Arsene Wenger has suggested hosting the World Cup every two years.

While it’s clear that Wenger is only trying to increase players’ chances of retiring with a World Cup winners medal, something many would argue is a positive, it is a double-edged sword.

By hosting the World Cup every two years you run the risk of it losing some of its pedigree. Not every player wins the World Cup, which is exactly why doing it is such a great achievement.

What do you think?

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