Gianni Infantino revealed that FIFA will go ahead with plans to host the World Cup every two years only if it benefits everyone. The comments were made after UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin threatened severe consequences. The FIFA President announced a virtual summit for all the 211 member associations during which a formal proposal will be put forward. There has no final date been set for a vote with the next congress meeting scheduled for March 31 next year. The move has been condemned by different quarters of football to the move masterminded by Arsene Wenger.

“We will only go ahead if everyone is better off, not only economically but also sportingly,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said. “There is a chance to come to a global consensus. That is my objective. I am not here to divide. It is not always easy to be president of FIFA, especially in this context, where everyone has the chance to speak.”

“I understand it is difficult to accept when you suggest changes to something that has been the same way for 100 years,” he added. “I am just asking people to be calm and rational about it, and I hope we can present a joint proposal on December 20. What will it look like? We will see. We have had some criticism and some positive comments too. Like a referee in a match, in the middle of a riot, we have to try to bring reason to the people. Our aim is to make football better.”

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