North Korea Hosting the World Cup
In an effort to “unify the world,” Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, is open to North Korea hosting the World Cup. Infantino, who is expected to be re-elected for a third consecutive term, believes that any country can host the World Cup.
Qatar, this year’s hosts, have been under intense scrutiny due to the country’s well-documented human rights breaches and homophobic stance.
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In response to the issue surrounding Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 Globe Cup, the FIFA president, who has been staunch in his support for the hosts, lashed out at detractors and asserted that soccer could bring’real change’ to the world.
The Swiss-born FIFA president disclosed that he visited North Korea a few years ago to determine whether or not the country could host the Women’s World Cup.
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Women’s World Cup
Several years ago, I traveled to North Korea to inquire about the country’s willingness to co-host a portion of the Women’s World Cup with South Korea.
Infantino confessed that his journey was fruitless, but he stated that he would return a hundred times if it could influence the country’s decision.
“Only participation can bring about meaningful change. We are a global organization that wishes to remain a global organization.”
Award Qatar the 2022 FIFA World Cup Hosting Rights
Earlier, Sports Brief stated that the decision to award Qatar the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights was greeted with opposition from the beginning.
It was widely anticipated that the United States of America would win the bidding process, however FIFA President Sepp Blatter declared the Gulf state as the winner. The governing body of world football was then rocked by serious claims of corruption involving members of the Executive Committee, the panel responsible for selecting the World Cup host nation.