Sports "Africans give hope": Infantino defends World Cup plans

16:35  26 january  2022
16:35  26 january  2022 Source:   ran.de

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München / Qatar - "We have to involve the entire world. We can not say the rest of the world: Give us your money and your players - and looks at the TV," The boss of the Football World Association said about his proposal, the World Cup every two years.

Gianni Infantino verteidigt WM-Pläne © Imago Images / Ulm Pressor's Image Agency Gianni Infantino defends World Cup plans

"We have to give the Africans hope so they no longer have to come over the Mediterranean to find a better life or, more likely, death in the sea," Infantino said. It is about giving "opportunities and dignity" to all people.

of football develop in one direction, "where few have everything and has nothing," he said, "In Europe, the World Cup takes place twice a week, because the best players play here." Europe needs no further events. " For the rest of the world, the situation is different.

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In addition to the European Football Union (UEFA) is also the South American Association (Conmebol) against the FIFA plans, the World Cup rhythm of four on two To shorten years. This idea is "maybe not the answer" to all problems, gave Infantino, but a "counter-motif" to the super-league aspirations of some clubs and a first step while trying to "bring on board".

Regarding the World Cup in Qatar he wanted to "move some things right," the Swiss emphasized in the debate on the Commission's Report "Football Management: Economy and Values". It's "just not true" when reported by 6500 dead workers on the World Cup construction sites, "there are three. Three are still too much, but between three and 6500 is a big difference." The working conditions are comparable to those in Europe.

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In addition, the FIFA was not a World Police, said Infantino, but that confessed, Qatar was "no paradise". It must "change a lot and be done much, we have to get the focus and pressure upright, but acknowledge that the change takes place." This is a "merit of football".

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with a view of the debate on a football World Cup in the two-year rhythm, FIFA-Boss Gianni Infantino has criticized the position of Europe. "We see that football develops in a direction where few have everything and the majority has nothing. In Europe, the World Cup takes place twice a week because the best players play in Europe, "said the President of the Football World Association in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Even in Europe there is a great imbalance.

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