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Indonesia: FIFA president calls for ceasefire in Ukraine during Qatar World Cup02:45

Indonesia: FIFA president calls for ceasefire in Ukraine during Qatar World Cup

Indonesia, Bali
November 15, 2022 at 17:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

FIFA president Gianni Infantino appealed to G20 leaders on Tuesday for a ceasefire in Ukraine during the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

"Russia hosted the last World Cup in 2018, and Ukraine is bidding to host the World Cup in 2030. Maybe the current World Cup, starting in five days, can be that positive trigger. So my plea to all of you is to think of a temporary ceasefire, for one month, for the duration of the FIFA World Cup, or at least the implementation of humanitarian corridors, or anything that could lead to the resumption of dialogue as a first step to peace," said Infantino during a lunch at the G20 summit in Bali.

The FIFA chief stressed that "football and the FIFA World Cup are offering you and the world a unique platform of unity and peace all over the world".

"So let's take this opportunity to do everything we can to start putting an end to all conflicts," he added.

The FIFA World Cup kicks off this Sunday, November 21, when hosts Qatar play Ecuador.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino appealed to G20 leaders on Tuesday for a ceasefire in Ukraine during the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

"Russia hosted the last World Cup in 2018, and Ukraine is bidding to host the World Cup in 2030. Maybe the current World Cup, starting in five days, can be that positive trigger. So my plea to all of you is to think of a temporary ceasefire, for one month, for the duration of the FIFA World Cup, or at least the implementation of humanitarian corridors, or anything that could lead to the resumption of dialogue as a first step to peace," said Infantino during a lunch at the G20 summit in Bali.

The FIFA chief stressed that "football and the FIFA World Cup are offering you and the world a unique platform of unity and peace all over the world".

"So let's take this opportunity to do everything we can to start putting an end to all conflicts," he added.

The FIFA World Cup kicks off this Sunday, November 21, when hosts Qatar play Ecuador.