Chelsea star Mount one of first footballers to BACK World Cup every two years

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Mason Mount has become one of the first current stars to back planning a tournament every summer.

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Former Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois has pointed fingers at FIFA and UEFA over increasing demands from players after Belgium’s third-place loss to Italy in the Nations League.

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Mason Mount favors a World Cup every two years.credit: getty
England midfielder welcomes possibility of more major international tournaments

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England midfielder welcomes possibility of more major international tournamentscredit: Rex

But with FIFA pushing Arsene Wenger’s plan for a World Cup every two years and the world body’s 211 member nations now expected to vote in December, Blues and England’s skimmer Mount took a different approach.

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Asked if he would like to pursue the idea of ​​a tournament every year, Mount said: “Yes, I would love it.

“As players we want to play as many top competitions and top games as possible, as Gareth Southgate said.

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“We want to be in those big games.

“But it would be nice to have players’ input – it would be a positive to help shape the future.”

Mount, however, agreed that his first taste of tournament football had taken a toll.

He continued: “After the Euros and what happened last summer, it took me a while to recover.


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“It was a huge heartbreak for us to go all the way forward and then fall over the final hurdle, a tough one.

“I had a break, although it wasn’t very long, but I was able to get away from football and rest, and then start back in pre-season.

“As a player, you have to look at the next game and the next challenge, that’s important.”

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