Fifa president says biennial World Cup plans ‘give hope to Africans’

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has controversially suggested that changes to football’s calendar might make Africans less likely to migrate to Europe and risk death in the Mediterranean Sea. The leader of football’s world governing body spoke in support of his organisation’s calendar reforms, which include plans for biennial World Cups, at the Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

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