Infantino: "In the new FIFA money no longer disappears"

The president of the governing body of world football spoke to the media: "The next challenge is for the fans to fill the stadiums again."


The president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, assured that "in the new FIFA money no longer disappears and goes where it has to go, to help football" in the current pandemic situation, in which "the next challenge is for fans fill the stadiums again. " During his speech at the opening of the 70th Congress that FIFA is holding online this Friday, Infantino highlighted the measures adopted by the organization to financially help national associations and confederations, such as the support plan, with an endowment of 1,500 million of dollars. "FIFA is not facing a crisis, football is, and that is why it became clear to me that FIFA had to be there to help and in the new FIFA money no longer disappears, it goes where it has to go, to football, to help football. We have a very transparent system, "he said after referring to" a historical plan that is unparalleled in the world of sport. "

The president denounced that "FIFA was a toxic place" five years ago and defended that his meeting with the Swiss attorney general, for which an investigation was opened in the country, "was an obligation because", he said, "he wanted to liberate to FIFA from the shadows of the past. " "I continue with this intention, we cannot lead the organization into the future if we are prisoners of its past and for this, two days ago I met in Washington with the United States Attorney General to show that we are determined not to return to that past path", affirmed.

Infantino pointed out that the financial situation of FIFA has allowed to multiply by five the investment in the development of football, thanks to "good and conservative management, and to use a significant amount of reserves in case of having to face a crisis", and that "the next challenge is for the fans to fill the stadiums again" "Football without fans is not the same, we have to have health as a priority, but we have to work to try to return to normality and see stadiums I hope that the normality of the future is better than that of the past, "he added in connection with the 211 national associations that make up FIFA.

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