The idea for the semi-annual World Cup isn’t bad as long as everyone works together, proclaims Kevin De Bruyne


Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium believes Arsene Wenger and FIFA’s idea for a two-year World Cup will work, but as long as they work with UEFA and the associations to get it started. The idea was proposed this year but was met with much criticism, especially from UEFA and the fans.

While the 2022 World Cup is a winter edition, news began to emerge soon after FIFA had plans to completely change the four-year tournament. This was confirmed through Arsène Wengerthe announcement, together with Gianni Infantino, that the governing body of world football was trying to completely redesign the calendar of international matches. This was included with a six-monthly World Cup along with fewer international breaks during the season and mandatory rest breaks.

However, while the latter two options were met with cheers, the decision to hold a World Cup every two years saw fans, critics and national teams alike at FIFA. This also includes UEFA with European footballThe governing body unhappy with the decision to change things. Yet despite this, Kevin De Bruyne he thinks the idea is valid, but it will be necessary for everyone to work together. He also revealed that he had a meeting with both “FIFA and Arsene Wenger” where they explained everything.

“At the beginning of the season, I had a meeting with FIFA and Arsene Wenger to explain what they wanted to do. To do something like this, the associations of all countries, UEFA and FIFA must coordinate. Everyone must work together,” he said. De Bruyne, as reported by Sky Sport.

“I insisted on a second point: I told them they had to reserve a real rest period for us players, at the end of the season. The idea itself is not bad, as long as everyone works together.”

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