Arsene Wenger, in his role as FIFA’s head of global development, has laid out a proposed new calendar which would see a World Cup being staged every two years. UEFA are far from convinced by the proposals, Ken is keeping an open mind, and Eoin is pretty sure this can only be a good thing for Ireland’s chances of getting to major tournaments.

We talk to Tariq Panja of the New York Times about the genesis of the idea, and the far-from-ideal decision-making processes that dictate whether enormous changes to the game are made or not.

And Murph is back to finally deliver his verdict on who’s going to win tomorrow’s All-Ireland football final, then his revised verdict, then his re-revised verdict…

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