Infant about the Football Leaks scandal: “It’s hard to accept a child of Italian immigrants at the top of FIFA”

Infant about the Football Leaks scandal: "It's hard to accept a child of Italian immigrants at the top of FIFA"

Infant about the Football Leaks scandal: "It's hard to accept a child of Italian immigrants at the top of FIFA" (ANSA / AP Photo / Vincent Thian)

ROME – "I can understand that it is hard to accept that a child of Italian immigrants is in my place", but "there has been no wrongdoing" and everything has been done "in the light of the sun": No. 1 of FIFA , Gianni Infantino, replies in a conference call with some of the world's leading newspapers, including Ansa, to the revelations of Football Leaks on his alleged 'easing' of financial fair play sanctions to some European clubs, when he was Uefa secretary "I have always worked in a transparent way".

"Our goal was to help clubs, not destroy them – added Infantino – I met Psg and Manchester City because it was my job to look for a 'settlement', an agreement, and then pass it to the judging panel that makes decisions independently. However, these 2 clubs have been fined about twenty million – recalls the No. 1 of world football – Among the 30 clubs only two did not agree, one and Milan who won the case at the Tas. For clubs that have been excluded and very different; they did not pay debts, salaries that are much more serious things. So, no favoritism to anyone, it was my job as head of Uefa administration to do it, my obligation ".

Infantino: "Uefa late Var? Important to get there – "We have already said that the Var at the World Championship was a success. Obviously it is not perfect but offers a 95% of perfection, in addition to football and referees ": to promote the 'moviola in the field' is the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino that, when asked if the UEFA came too late ( the Var in the cups will be introduced in 2019) replied that "sometimes it takes time, but the important thing is to get there".

Infantino: "I spoke with Trump only after the choice" – La Fifa "did not help anyone" in the assignment of the 2026 World Cup. It is the answer of the No. 1 Fifa Gianni Infantino about the World Tournament which will be hosted by USA, Mexico and Canada who have passed the candidacy of Morocco. "I spoke with Trump the first time on August 28th, after the World Cup (June 13th, ed.). FIFA has started a new course made of clear and transparent rules, decided even before knowing what the candidate countries were ". "Everything that has been done has been put in black and white: criteria, norms, principles, times – said Infantino – And we also decided that it would be the Congress and not the Fifa Executive to decide, with a public vote. There have been many attempts to go back to the old days – he added – changing the regulation and making secret agreements. But we have remained inflexible from beginning to end, and thanks to this we have shown that FIFA is transparent ".

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