Qatar was controversially elected hosts of the 2022 World Cup by the ruling body Federation Internationale de Football Association, but Infantino said in an interview with Le Matin Dimanche he expected the crisis to be solved.
He clarified, however, that 'FIFA's main mission is football and not getting involved in geopolitical issues, ' even though he went further and said that whether FIFA 'can make a contribution to help in any way, we will obviously offer our help '. "We also hope we can see that happen as soon as possible", Lu said. This was after he was enquired whether he felt there was any threats to the tournament being staged. "No".
FIFA's ruling Council discussed the idea of altering their statutes regarding its World Cup rotation policy to go against the ruling "if circumstances so require" during its meeting prior to the Congress in Bahrain last month.
Should China be eligible to bid for the 2030 World Cup, they are likely to face competition from a joint Argentina-Uruguay effort.
FIFA, the interational governing body for soccer, says it has agreed to a request from the United Arab Emirates for Qatari refereeing officials to be prevented from overseeing a World Cup qualifying match due to a diplomatic crisis between the Gulf nations.
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The International Trades Union Confederation estimates that as of 2017, as many as 1,000 migrant workers have died each year building World Cup facilities in Qatar.
"If neighbouring Northeast Asian countries including South and North Korea can host the World Cup, I think that would contribute to peace between South and North Korea and in the Northeast Asian region", Moon told Infantino, according to Moon's office. Xi will greet the president of football's world governing body at the palatial Great Hall of the People.
Instead, a referee from Singapore will take charge of the qualifier for next year's tournament in Russian Federation.
Only the top two in each group qualify directly, with the two third-place teams entering the fourth round.