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UK: FIFA President discusses impact of Trump's travel ban on global football03:40

UK: FIFA President discusses impact of Trump's travel ban on global football

United Kingdom, London
March 9, 2017 at 16:08 GMT -00:00 · Published

FIFA President Giovanni Infantino discussed the impact of US President Donald Trump's travel ban and Brexit on global football competitions, during a press conference held on the final day of the FIFA Executive Football Summit, at the Hilton Hotel, London.

Infantino noted that "[we have a] huge respect for what he [Trump] does"; however stressing that "it's obvious that when it comes to FIFA competitions, any team including the supporters and the officials of that team who would qualify for a World Cup, need to have access to that country, otherwise there is no World Cup."

Commenting on Brexit, the FIFA president stated that Brexit may also have an impact "on club competitions because they are played on a regular basis."

Infantino also lauded Arsenal's long-time club manager Arsene Wenger amid the several-month long public revolt from the clubs' fans against Wenger, which had been sparked by rumours of the Arsenal board offering a new contract to Wenger. The FIFA president expressed that Wenger "is an icon of Arsenal" and "one of the football legends," before adding that what he "done in Arsenal throughout their history is certainly outstanding."

UK: FIFA President discusses impact of Trump's travel ban on global football03:40
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FIFA President Giovanni Infantino discussed the impact of US President Donald Trump's travel ban and Brexit on global football competitions, during a press conference held on the final day of the FIFA Executive Football Summit, at the Hilton Hotel, London.

Infantino noted that "[we have a] huge respect for what he [Trump] does"; however stressing that "it's obvious that when it comes to FIFA competitions, any team including the supporters and the officials of that team who would qualify for a World Cup, need to have access to that country, otherwise there is no World Cup."

Commenting on Brexit, the FIFA president stated that Brexit may also have an impact "on club competitions because they are played on a regular basis."

Infantino also lauded Arsenal's long-time club manager Arsene Wenger amid the several-month long public revolt from the clubs' fans against Wenger, which had been sparked by rumours of the Arsenal board offering a new contract to Wenger. The FIFA president expressed that Wenger "is an icon of Arsenal" and "one of the football legends," before adding that what he "done in Arsenal throughout their history is certainly outstanding."

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