Gianni Infantino (FIFA) calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine during the World Cup

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Gianni Infantino (FIFA) calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine during the World Cup

My appeal to all of you is to consider a month-long temporary ceasefire for the duration of the World Cup. “. These were the words of Gianni Infantino on Tuesday regarding the war in Ukraine, which began with the invasion of Russia almost nine months ago. The FIFA president was speaking then in Bali in Indonesia in front of the leaders of the G20, with the exception of Vladimir Putin replaced for the occasion by his head of diplomacy Sergei Lavrov.

“We are not so naive as to think that football can solve the world’s problems”

Infantino wanted to rely on the unifying role of football to demand at least the establishment of ” humanitarian corridors or anything that could lead to the resumption of dialogue “, before admitting:” We are not so naive as to think that football can solve the world’s problems. “The World Cup, which begins in Qatar next Sunday and will end on December 18, still remains for the leader” an opportunity to do everything possible to end all conflicts. »

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