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FIFA ELECTIONS: Infantino to Press for Regional World Cups

FIFA presidential candidate, Gianni Infantino says he will press for the World Cup to be held in a whole region rather than one or two countries- if he is elected president of the world football governing body.

The UEFA general secretary has included the plan in his manifesto for the election on 26 February.

His idea follows European football’s governing body, UEFA’s decision to stage the 2020 European Championships in 13 different countries.

Infantino also adressed the rotation policy for hosting the World Cup, saying every confederation will be given equal opportunity to organise the tournament.

He says each confederation will have to wait at least two editions before being able to host the Mundial again.

Infantino is one of five men bidding to become the next president of the world football governing body, with Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who heads the Asian Football Confederation and Jerome Champagne, a former FIFA deputy Secretary General being the other candidates.

Current FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been banned for eight years from all football-related activities for breaching ethics rules.

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