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Infantino: "Free to express opinions, but let's enjoy football"


'The legacy of the World Cup is a better understanding of the Arab world'. The FIFA president takes stock: 'This world championship has united, thanks to Qatar' (ANSA)

"Everyone is free to express their beliefs, in a respectful way, but when it comes to the field of play, football must be protected."

Thus the president of Fifa, Gianni Infantino, answered the questions about the no to the OneLove armband of some captains at the press conference.

"Between one match and another everyone can express their opinion, but for 90 minutes let's give ourselves this moment of joy".

Infantino then said he was convinced that the legacy of the World Cup is "a better knowledge of the Arab world".

The Cup has contributed a bit to a mutual understanding, which is very positive from a non-football perspective. 

"This World Cup has shown enormous cohesive strength: Fifa thanks all those involved, Qatar, the volunteers: they have made this edition the best ever".

This is the assessment of Gianni Infantino, president of Fifa, on the eve of the Argentina-France final.

"Football has become truly global - added Infantino, as the BBC reports online - as evidenced by the first African team in the semifinals. We had the first female referee. Over three million spectators in the stadium, 5 billion in front of the TV. The atmosphere was joyful. An incredible success"

Source: ansa

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