Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has been invited to participate in an online video conference meeting this week. The meeting will involve coaches of men’s national teams of the FIFA member federations, which will be presided over by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, the world football ruling body’s Chief of Global Football Development.
Arsene Wenger to Chair World Cup Meeting
The video conferences, which will hold on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, and Thursday, October 21 2021, will see Arsene Wenger coordinating a consultation touching on a potential new football calendar from 2024 international windows. The FIFA World Cup, which is normally played every four years, will hold every two years.
Payers’ health and other pertinent matters concerning men’s national football teams will also be discussed. The biennial FIFA World Cup proposal is expected to be a hotly debated topic during the men’s national team coaches’ online consultation with Wenger. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) supports the idea, but it’s uncertain if Gernot Rohr will back the NFF in favour of it during the online meetings.
Arsene Wenger said about the forthcoming meeting: “As a coach of the men’s national teams, their input is essential.” He also said: “Opportunities for us to come together are few and far between, but we must embrace these occasions as such dialogue helps us all to protect the unique place that football has in the world and to make it truly global.”
The former Arsenal and AS Monaco manager ended his statement by saying: “Consultations with all stakeholders are continuing, and FIFA reminds fans from around the world they can send their ideas and feedback on the new football calendar.” “Two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis is leading the Technical Advisory Group for women’s football.”