Arsene Wenger asks UEFA Nations League to be Scrapped
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The international break is naturally when we see countries play against each other; all domestic leagues and competitions will be temporary placed on hold while the players represent their respective nations.
Former Arsenal long-term manager Arsene Wenger took to the media to call for UEFA Nations League to be scrapped while the FUFA World Cup and Euros should be played every other year in an order to adapt to the “modern world” he visualized.
The World Cup and Euros tournaments are currently only being hosted every four years. Due to the coronavirus outbreak early this year, the Euros tournament, which was previously set to be hosted this year, was pushed to take hold next summer, while World Cup should still be taking in 2020 if another complication like the outbreak doesn’t happen, which has been ruled out by several best online casinos usa recently.
The Nations League tournament was brought into the international competition back in 2018, and the purpose of its creations was to bring intense competitions between the World Cup and Euros tournament among the countries. The UEFA tournament is currently running in its second campaign this year.
Portugal made history after becoming the first-ever country to win the UEFA tournament after overcoming the Netherlands in a 1-0 victory in the finals in June 2019. Valencia star Goncalo Guedes scores the sole goal in the match in the 60th minute.
However, Arsene Wenger, who doesn’t care about how Portugal became the first in history to win the tournament, made his thoughts very clear on the media saying that the average football fans barely watch or understand the Nations League. He then furthers his thoughts saying the Euros and World Cup tournaments should abandon its tradition of being played every four years and instead take place every two years just so the major football could place their attention on the international level.
The former North London club manager said to Goal: “We need to get rid of the Nations League and find clearer events that everyone understands. If you ask people in the street what the Nations League is, you won’t find many able to explain it.
“We need to have a few events as possible. One World Cup and one European Championship every other year would probably be more appropriate for a modern world.”
Analyzing what the French manager said, the qualifying matches for the respective tournaments will have to be held in just a month while making it easy to process the rights to be sold to broadcasters and sponsors.
And according to the 70-year-old Frenchman, his suggestions are already being discussed in the FIFA boards, and also rebuffed the idea of a tournament being held often will lose its spark over time using the UEFA Champions League, which is being played every year, as an example, as some mobile casinos have seen this as a possibility.
He added: “I always tell people who say this that the image is not linked to the time you wait before playing again, but rather the quality of the competition. After all, people also watch the Champions League every year. I think it would be a great step forward.”
With FIFA currently discussing it’s hard to predict what would happen next, as the World Cup and Euros have always remained the same ever since they were founded.
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