📸 FIFA President Gianni Infantino poses with an official match ball during a news conference| AFP
FIFA President Gianni Infantino became FIFA President in 2016.
Six years later, on the eve of his second FIFA World Cup as President, Gianni Infantino speaks about his journey and his passion for football.
“Football is much more than a sport, and has a unique magic power to bring people together, said FIFA President Gianni Infantino in an exclusive interview with Xinhua ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
He expects football to unite the world. Gianni hopes that the upcoming World Cup will be viewed by five billion people, more than half of the world’s population.
Gianni, two weeks ago wrote a letter to all 32 World Cup nations contesting the World Cup – urging them to focus fully on what will be going on in Qatar and not let the sport be dragged into ideological or political “battles”.
In a previous interview with Xinhua, China he talked about the economic benefits the FIFA World Cup brings, Infantino said football “is an important economic activity with a global GDP of hundreds of billions of US dollars, creating millions of jobs and bolstering economic growth, this is about growth, economic growth,” explained the FIFA Head.