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FIFA President Gianni Infantino tests positive for COVID-19

“The FIFA president, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days

FIFA President Gianni Infantino tests positive for COVID-19 www.theafricanstand.com
ROME, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 09: FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends the FIGC press conference on September 9, 2020, in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

(The African Stand) — The pandemic situation continues to affect people, as the FIFA president reportedly got tested positive for COVID-19.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday.

Subsequently, world football’s governing body affirmed that the 50-year-old is having mild symptoms. Also, Infantino is currently going through self-quarantine at home.

“FIFA president Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today that he has tested positive for coronavirus,” a statement said.

“The FIFA president, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.

“All people who came into contact with the FIFA president during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps.

“FIFA sincerely wishes president Infantino a speedy recovery.”

Evidently, Infantino won his second election last year in June. As a result, he is now in his second spell for the FIFA presidency.

Furthermore, the former UEFA general secretary first resided over the office in February 2016.

Moreover, Infantino displayed his positive mindset regarding allowing fans in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“I cannot imagine the Qatar 2022 World Cup without fans because playing a competition the size of the World Cup without spectators is almost no point in having, causing us big issues, and there is no doubt that the next World Cup will definitely be held in Qatar,” he said.

“We have sufficient time in order to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and the global community will have done this by winter 2022.

“At the present time the crisis threatens football and for the first time since World War II, football competitions around the world have been stopped. The situation has been very difficult, especially for those countries that depend on the income of fans attending.”

In addition, Infantino talked about a new tournament that will replace the Champions League. This will help clubs from different nations from around the world compete against each other.

However, the FIFA president did not say anything about his support for this new proposal.

“As FIFA president, I’m interested in the Club World Cup, not the Super League,” Infantino told reporters in Switzerland.

“For me, it’s not about Bayern Munich against Liverpool, but Bayern against Boca Juniors.”

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

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