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Lionel Messi would back World Cup plans says Brazil legend Ronaldo

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo said that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would back FIFA's controversial plans to stage the World Cup every two years

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Lionel Messi, PSG

Former Brazil striker said that and would back FIFA's controversial plans to stage the World Cup every two years.

Speaking at a media conference, backed the proposals drawn up by their head of global development Arsene Wenger which include fewer qualifiers but with the World Cup finals alternating every other year with continental championships.

UEFA have rejected the plans along with a number of Europe's leading clubs but Ronaldo said if Messi and Ronaldo "were given more opportunities to win the World Cup, I'm sure they will say yes.

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First Published: Thu, September 09 2021. 21:28 IST