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Infantino proposes spreading FIFA' World Cup across regions and not limited to wealthy countries

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 12:41 UTC
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The World Cup could be spread across entire regions, emulating the continent-wide 2020 European Championship, if Gianni Infantino wins the FIFA presidential election next month. The UEFA secretary general used his manifesto to say FIFA should not limit the tournament to be being held in one or two countries. The 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea was the only time the event has been co-hosted. Read full article


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  • Briton

    spreading FIFA' World Cup across regions
    What a bloody genius,

    first matches in Scotland, return matches in Australia,
    play offs in Mexico and extra time played in Arabia,
    1/4 finals in Argentina, semis in Iceland and the final in Siberia,
    fantastic, yep spread the game, spread the cost, spread the travel and all will win,

    but then, what do I know abt football or FIFA.

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    Why not just stop demanding host nations to build new stadiums in the middle of nowhere?

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Since when would Australia be in the same region as Scotland? Ditto Mexico and Arabia. Ditto Argieland and Iceland/Siberia.
    What do you know about football or FIFA? Sod all.
    For a start, Scotland doesn't have the money to host a major tournament.
    Arabia is too hot.
    Nobody with any intelligence would travel to argieland or Siberia.
    I certainly wouldn't place myself at the mercy of Arabs, argies, Mexicans, Russians.
    Does your suggestion include an SAS hit squad?

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Does your suggestion include an SAS hit squad?
    it might help,
    like I said, what do I know abt Football lol.

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I think, @ 3 Conqueror , has missed both the point of your post, @ 1 Briton, but also the whole point of the article above, too.

    However, the real point we should all be looking at is this;

    ”into whether the governing body, (FIFA), requires cash reserves as high as US$1.5 billion.”

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Definably not..

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 12:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5. I haven't missed anything. But here's a real point for you to consider. Never mind the cheeky grin. Infantino is Swiss. What happened the last time a Swiss got his claws into FIFA? FIFA doesn't have much input into world governance. Or does it? It has an economic significance. Where do the Swiss specialise? Money.

    Now think. No Swiss should be head of FIFA for the next 20 years. How much did Switzerland make out of the World Wars? Without even fighting.

    Are the Swiss the real “vultures”? Hovering over physical, economic, financial, industrial “battlefields”?

    Jan 24th, 2016 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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