CONMEBOL’s criticism of Arsène Wenger spilled words on «l’Europe» and «le reste du monde»

La Confédération sud-américaine de football (CONMEBOL) a vertement critiqué mardi les “Very unfortunate words” of Arresène Wenger, FIFA’s director of development, who had the last distinction between “Europe” et “the rest of the world”. “CONMEBOL rejects and condemns the very unfortunate statements of the top Fifa official, very close to the presidency of the institution” occupied by Swiss Gianni Infantino, the confederation said in a statement.

Wenger said at a conference of German coaches on May 24 in Friborg: the French attacker “Kylian Mbappé has African origins, but he was formed in Europe. If he had been born in Cameroon, he wouldn’t have become that player. “. “There is Europe and the rest of the world, and the rest of the world needs help, otherwise we lose too many talents”had added the 72-year-old French coach from Arsenal.

CONMEBOL, chaired by Paraguayan Alejandro Dominguez, believes Wenger, “In addition to revealing an unusual ignorance of the precious contribution of African players to world football, especially to European football, it proves a denigrating party that makes invisible the efforts of footballers and sporting institutions that are not in Europe . The most reflective prejudices are disguised as informed and informed reflections..

“We, the South Americans, know very well and first of all this kind of attitude that gives rise to the belief that the world begins and ends in Europe.”add the CONMEBOL. “The talent, the spirit of sacrifice and the desire to excel of African and South American players must be valued and respected.”advance-t-she again.


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