Kevin De Bruyne supports Arsene Wenger’s plan for World Cup every two years

Arsene Wenger’s plans for a biennial World Cup appear to be gathering pace following comments from Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

Despite opposition from international teammate Thibaut Courtois, the Belgian isn’t against the idea.

The proposal from the former Arsenal manager is said to be changing the whole structure of the football calendar.

It includes holding the World Cup every two years rather than its current format of every four years.

The plans also received backing from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The biggest support however will come from the players, who ultimately are the ones who will be affected most by it.

“At the start of the season, I had a meeting with FIFA and Arsene Wenger to explain to us what they wanted to do,” De Bruyne said to news agency Belga.

“To do something like that, federations of all countries, UEFA and FIFA have to coordinate. Everyone has to work together.

“I insisted on a second point: I told them that they had to keep a real period of rest for us, the players, at the end of the season.

“The idea isn’t bad in itself, as long as everyone works together.”

With that said, De Bruyne’s international compatriot Courtois isn’t happy with the idea whatsoever.

He accused FIFA and UEFA of ignoring player welfare in an interview following Belgium’s third placed play-off match in the Nations League.

“It’s a bad thing that players are not spoken about. And, now you hear about a European Championship and a World Cup every year, when will we get a rest? Never.”