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Former England players John Terry and Michael Owen are among those who have been invited to Doha over the next two days to meet with FIFA global head of football development Arsene Wenger as part of FIFA’s consultation process.
Although the proposals are set to be opposed by UEFA and clubs and players in Western Europe, they could prove to be popular in the rest of the world.
The World Cup is FIFA’s main source of income and, unlike UEFA, it does not have lucrative competitions such as the Champions League to provide it with a steady stream of revenues all year every year.
Speaking to French newspaper L’Equipe last week, Wenger said there would not be more games under his plans, and players would be guaranteed at least 25 rest days every summer.
Players would also spend more time at their clubs because there would only be a maximum block of two qualifying match periods every year.
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