FIFA President Gianni Infantino spoke on Wednesday at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg to defend his plan for a World Cup every two years. “We see football developing in a direction where some have it all and most have nothing. » explained the 51-year-old leader, before advancing a rather surprising argument to justify his project.
“We must find ways to include the whole world to give hope to Africans so that they do not need to cross the Mediterranean to find perhaps a better life, but, more probably, death in sea. We must give opportunities, give dignity. » said the Italian-Swiss. As a reminder, no vote on this biennial World Cup project has yet been scheduled.