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FIFA president: More World Cups could save African migrants from death in the sea

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    It's certainly one hell of a take?

    Infantino was discussing his strategy known as the Future of Football, which to this point has concentrated on doubling the frequency of Fifa’s flagship competition. He later issued a clarification on his remarks which he said “appear to have been misinterpreted and taken out of context”.

    He told the assembly: “This topic is not about whether we want a World Cup every two years, but about what do we want to do for the future of football.

    “If we think about rest of world,” he continued, “and the vast majority of Europe, then we have to think about what football brings. Football is about opportunity, about hope, about the national teams. We cannot say to the rest of world give us your money, but watch us on TV. We need to include them.

    “We need to find ways to include the whole world to give hope to Africans so that they don’t need to cross the Mediterranean in order to find maybe a better life but, more probably, death in the sea.

    “We need to give opportunities, to give dignity. Not by charity but by allowing the rest of the world to participate. Maybe the World Cup every two years is not the answer. We discuss it.”

    It's certainly one hell of a take?

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