Wenger unconvinced about merits of expanded World Cup

  • AFP, Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:42 PM
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has garnered support in some quarters for an expanded World Cup tournament, but one person who isn't convinced that a 48-team tournament is necessary is longtime Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

"My thoughts on that are, is it guided for popular reasons?" he said. "Or is that guided to improve the level of football? I'm a bit skeptical. If somebody can convince me that it will make football better and that we can live with the time it will take to complete the World Cup, I am ready to listen. At the moment, I think I am not convinced." 

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