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Kylian Mbappe Hits Nail On The Head With Passionate Assessment On Biennial World Cup Plans

Nasir Jabbar

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Kylian Mbappe Hits Nail On The Head With Passionate Assessment On Biennial World Cup Plans

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​Kylian Mbappe has hit the nail on the head regarding the potential idea of having the World Cup every two years.

FIFA has put forward a proposal to hold the prestigious tournament every two years instead of every four years. 

However, the concept has NOT been well received among fans, critics and footballers, including 2018 World Cup winner Mbappe who has spoken out against the idea. 

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Image: PA
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Image: PA

The Paris Saint-Germain phenom highlighted the enormity of the tournament because it takes place every four years. 

He also raised concerns of the possible burn out of players, with so many fixtures already crammed in the football calendar. 

"The World Cup is the World Cup," said the 23-year-old, speaking at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai.

"It's a special thing because it's something [held] every four years."

Mbappe added: "[It is] the best thing, the best competition in the world.

"If you hold it every two years, it can start to be normal to play [in the] World Cup. I want to say that's not normal.

"That [should be] something amazing.

"We play over 60 games in a year. You have Euros, the World Cup, now the Nations League - so many competitions. We are happy to play but when it's too much, it's too much. We have to recover, we have to stay relaxed.

"If people want to see quality in the game, the emotion, to see what makes the beauty of football, I think we have to respect the health of players."

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Image: PA

​Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is on board with having the World Cup every two years. 

But he'll have to convince the forward about his controversial World Cup plans. 

Of course, Mbappe starred for France as he helped his nation to their second World Cup triumph in 2018. 

Les Bleus will look to defend their title next year when they head to Qatar. 

Topics: Kylian Mbappe, Football, Football World Cup

Nasir Jabbar
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