Infantino says FIFA stopped some ‘political statements’ in Qatar as a result of it has to ‘deal with everybody’

FIFA rejected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s request to share a message of peace throughout Sunday’s World Cup closing match between France and Argentina.

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Zelensky’s workplace requested soccer’s worldwide governing physique to share a video with followers earlier than Sunday’s recreation between Argentina and France however was rebuffed, in line with CNN.

At a information convention Friday, FIFA chair Gianni Infantino stated the physique had stopped some “political statements” in Qatar as a result of it has to “deal with everybody.”

FIFA has come below heavy hearth after rights teams stated 1000’s of overseas migrant employees died on development tasks throughout Qatar over the previous decade and demanded a particular compensation fund.

Whereas the Ukrainian navy is tenaciously in opposition to Russian invaders, Zelensky has waged an data warfare in opposition to the aggressors, having addressed Israeli and American parliaments, the G20 summit, the Grammy Awards and the Cannes Movie Competition amongst others.

Talking reside by video hyperlink from the besieged capital of Kyiv, carrying a inexperienced t-shirt and sporting a number of days of stubble, he sometimes indicators off with a clenched fist salute. 

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