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FIFA World Cup planning by December 20 seeks solution

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino addressed a press conference on Wednesday.© AFP

Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that FIFA will try to reach a consensus on hosting the World Cup for the virtual global summit to be held every two years on December 20. The president of world football’s governing body said at a news conference that there were differing opinions on the idea that stemmed from different global regions. Infantino said he thought it was possible to reach a normal state. “That should be our main objective: to reach consensus,” he said. He stressed that until now, FIFA had not asked countries whether or not to agree to the proposals, but had only presented them to initiate discussions.

“I am confident that we can reach a consensus because I have said from the beginning that we are going to change things when we are absolutely sure that it will be beneficial for everyone,” Infantino said.

He also suggested that the days of a country hosting the World Cup on its own were numbered.

Since the inaugural edition in 1930, the World Cup has been played every four years, apart from being canceled during World War II.

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