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Gareth Bale kicks against hosting World Cup every two years

Gareth Bale has spoken out loud and clear. With his future at Real Madrid up in the air, the Welshman took an interview with ‘The Times’ in which he criticised the Spanish press for being overly harsh with him during his spell in the Spanish capital. He then defended Eden Hazard and admitted that would prefer a more relaxed life away from the focus.

Wales captain Gareth Bale says hosting the FIFA World Cup every two years will devalue the importance of the game.

Recall that former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is spearheading the move for more World Cups than the usual four years plan.

Bale, who netted a hattrick in Wales’ 3-2 win over Belarus in a 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Sunday, noted that it would make no sense to host the tournament every two years.

‘It’s not something I really like,’ said Bale, preparing to win his 99th cap. ‘I like the tradition of [the World Cup] every four years. It has that prestige like the Olympics where it comes around every four years and it feels that little bit more special because it’s not happening too often.

‘If we had one every two years, it would lose that bit of history. Once every four years does make it that bit more prestigious.’

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