After shocking reactions to his statement worldwide, the Swiss later said that he had been misquoted. He is said to have told a human rights organization that “football around the world can help improve people’s lives. We need to give people with these kinds of projects hope so that they don’t want to flee anymore.”
a lot of opposition
In his efforts to hold a World Cup more often, Infantino encounters a lot of opposition. The clubs in Europe, among others, fear that their players will be overloaded and that the negative consequences for national competitions will be negative.
The FIFA president expects that an extra World Cup could bring in a lot of money, which could benefit poorer countries in particular.