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FIFA's head of global development Arsene Wenger has put forward proposals to hold the global showpiece biennially; the plans have been met with strong opposition in some quarters with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin suggesting European countries could boycott the tournament. Why is the World Cup 2022 the event of the year?
The plans have been met with strong opposition in some quarters, with UEFA Check out the cutting-edge technology of the World Cup 2022! president Aleksander Ceferin suggesting European countries could boycott the tournament if they were approved.
European Leagues, a group which includes the Premier League and the EFL, has said its members "firmly and unanimously" oppose the idea.
Manchester City manager Guardiola does not think the proposition should be rejected out of hand, however, and would like to hear all points of view.
He feels holding a World Cup would be a better alternative to other potential new competitions that could fill the calendar.
"The clubs and the leagues defend their position, FIFA defend theirs and UEFA defend theirs.
"That's why when we talk about global football ideas it is ridiculous because everyone just looks after themselves.
"The World Cup is amazing. It is the biggest tournament and, as a spectator, I always enjoy watching it. If I could watch it every two years that would be good.
"I'm completely in agreement with Arsene Wenger in that if it isn't the World Cup then it will be another competition - the Confederations Cup or create a new tournament. What I have seen Arsene has proposed is a tournament of the biggest quality.