Sean Ingle in Geneva
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Manchester City and Gareth Bale are the latest, leading voices to oppose a biennial World Cup, amid widespread anger at Fifa’s lack of consultation over plans to radically alter the football calendar.
The proposals – which have been developed by Arsène Wenger, Fifa’s chief of global football development – would lead to a World Cup or European Championship every summer, as well as potentially no club football in October while international qualifiers are played instead.