Wenger and Ellis: We want to ensure the men’s and women’s games coexist***Video news release with statements from Arsène Wenger and Jill Ellis and two photos available for download below***FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis, who has assumed the role of FIFA Technical Advisory Group leader for women’s football, have stressed their aims of ensuring men’s and women’s football coexist as part of the ongoing consultation in relation to the future International Match Calendar (IMC).The IMC sets the dates of national team matches and the days in which the players must be released by their clubs to join international squads. It therefore has a central role in the sustainable growth of football in all regions of the world and at all levels.FIFA is hearing from – and will continue to listen over the coming months – to views and opinions from all key stakeholders, including fans, about how to make the calendar better for, men’s, women’s and youth competitions.Ahead of a first online summit with FIFA’s member associations, which is being chaired by FIFA President Gianni Infantino – one of several opportunities to establish a constructive and open debate, at a global and regional level, over the coming months – both Arsène Wenger and Jill Ellis provided insight to their common approach at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland.READ MORE ON FIFA.COM >>>>>>>Several assets, including a video news release (VNR) and transcript and two photos (attached), are also available for media to access and use for editorial purposes. To download the video assets, please click HERE.For updates about the ongoing consultation process about the men’s and women’s international match calender, please visit the future of football section on FIFA.com.