Infantino Will Bring Regional World Cups When Elected FIFA President

Infantino Will Bring Regional World Cups When Elected FIFA President

Gianni Infantino, the UEFA General Secretary who is running for the FIFA Presidency says he would want the World Cup to be held in a whole region rather than one or two countries.

The Swiss football administrator has gone ahead to include the plan in his manifesto for the Fifa election which comes off on 26 February.

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His idea looks clearly like the modality being pursued by European UEFA to play Euro 2020 in 13 different countries.

"Each confederation shall have to wait at least two editions before being able to host the World Cup again," he said.

"This will ensure a more equitable rotation, while giving every confederation the opportunity to organise this unique event.

"Furthermore, Fifa should investigate the possibility of organising the World Cup not only in one or two countries but in a whole region, so enabling several countries to enjoy the honour and benefits of hosting the World Cup."

Infantino is in line to replace Sepp Blatter who has been suspended for eight years by FIFA on grounds of breaching the body’s ethics.

He stands stiff opposition against AFC’s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, South Africa's Tokyo Sexwale and Frenchman, Jerome Champagne who is also  a former Fifa deputy secretary general.

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