Arsene Wenger has called on football bosses to stage a World Cup every two years.
The former Arsenal boss reckons it would give more players the chance to win the game's biggest prize – and reckons FIFA and UEFA should scrap lesser competitions to allow it to happen.
Wenger told beIN Sports: "If you look at the teams in the World Cup, usually the average age is 27/28.
"That’s why, because the World Cup is every four years, there are very few chances to win it again, because when they go back to the next World Cup they are 32 or 33.
"That's why maybe we should organise the World Cup every two years, the European Championship every two years and kick all the rest out.
"Organise only competitions of meaning and kick all the parallel competitions out of the game. People must understand what is at stake and only have games with meaning."
Wenger, who revealed he turned down the England job three times in his career, would also like to see the football calendar overhauled.
The Frenchman would like to see a domestic season run from March to November and he said: "I believe we have to re-organise completely the calendar.
"We should try to have a meeting with all the stakeholders of the game to completely reorganise the calendar year, because you have to plan for the future, where you may have to travel less.
"It's my dream, it's not a dream I share with many people at the moment, but I just think I have the advantage of having worked in Japan, where we played from March until November.
"It was perfect and you would not have anymore 'he won the Championship in season 2018/19'. No, the championship was won in 2018 or 2019 and in 2020.
"I’m convinced that to harmonise the world calendar, somebody has to give in and it's Europe or the rest of the world. It would make things more simple."
Wenger, meanwhile, has told Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate he has to pick Jack Grealish when the Euros start this summer.
He added: "I would say Grealish is the most mature today because he is that personality. He can dribble, he can go slow, quick, he has the personality to take people on, with good vision for the final ball."
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