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Mancini criticizes Wenger's plan for the World Cup

Thu 16 September 2021 | 12:38

The Italian coach believes that there should be more talk about changing the time of the World Cup.

Italy

coach Roberto Mancini has criticized Arsene Wenger's plan to reduce World Cup gaps to two years.

The former Arsenal manager is currently the head of FIFA football development and has announced in his plans that he intends to hold the World Cup every two years after 2024, when the men's football calendar ends. Earlier, the Confederation of South America and CONCACAF protested the decision, and Mancini was added to the list of critics.

"The World Cup every two years is something to be evaluated.

"The World Cup is fascinating because it comes once every four years. If you play every two, it would mean a World Cup, a European Championship, a World Cup, a European Championship. I don't know, we need to talk about it."

Mancini, who took over Italy after the 2018 World Cup, won Euro 2020 with Azzuri. He was asked about returning to coaching at the club level and he said:

"Now there is the World Cup and then let's see," Mancini said. "We have to stay focused on the World Cup, we have to quickly secure qualification and we have to try to win the Nations League.

"I don't think about clubs and I am concentrated on the national team. Coaching the national team is the best thing."


source: SportMob

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