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Infantino appeals to wealthy UEFA to give up FIFA cash


infantinoFIFA president Gianni Infantino on Tuesday appealed to Europe’s wealthy football nations to donate money they get from the world body to poorer countries.

Each of the six regional confederations in FIFA get $5 million a year from the world body. But UEFA’s revenues from the Champions League and the European Championship make it wealthier than FIFA which earns more than $5 billion in the four years between each World Cup.

“If you don’t need all this money from FIFA, give it to other associations give it to other poorer countries,” Infantinto told the UEFA congress in Budapest.

The Swiss official, who was elected FIFA leader in place of Sepp Blatter on February 26, said there has to be “a FIFA of solidarity, a FIFA of inclusiveness, a FIFA of diversity”.

Infantino has vowed to give a greater share of FIFA’s earnings to football development around the world.

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