England Women manager Sarina Wiegman once again revealed that she has concerns over player welfare if the plans to hold the World Cup every two years go ahead. She believes that the players need protection as they are not robots. Weigman recently managed England for the first time since her appointment last year. England beat North Macedonia 8-0 in their World Cup qualifier. They will take on Luxembourg in their next match as they look to qualify for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
“I wouldn’t do it,” England Women manager Sarina Wiegman said. “I think it’s not very good for the players, for their welfare. In Europe it’s very well organized, we have very good competitions, we have the Euros, then you have the Olympics, then you have the World Cup, which are major tournaments for us. I think when you have all these tournaments every year where are the players going to get some rest? Where are they going to recover from a very intense football year every year? Players are not robots so I don’t think it’s a very good idea.”
“I think the FA is in contact and yes I hope that all the stakeholders will be asked and that they will take some advice from them and I think coaches with international experience are also stakeholders and we should be part of that discussion too, and we know the players also. Players are stakeholders too,” she added.
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