FIFA president thinks football will be totally different after coronavirus


The head of the global soccer body FIFA Gianni Infantino believes that football will be totally different when it will resume after the coronavirus pandemic.

The 50-year-old said that they will celebrate the return of the game as they have come out of a horrific nightmare together. “Football will come back, and when it does, we’ll celebrate coming out of a nightmare together,” he said to an Italian news agency in an interview.

“There is one lesson, the football that will come after the virus will be totally different, more inclusive, more social and more supportive, connected to the individual countries and at the same time more global, less arrogant and more welcoming. We will be better, more human and more attentive to true values,” he added.

Last week the president told an Italian daily newspaper that it was the right time to take a step back and reform a sport where match lists have become overloaded and financial resources increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few elite clubs.

He also assumed that there will be fewer but competitive tournaments in the future. The squad might be small and more balanced in order to safeguard the health of the players.

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