Infantino acknowledges that world cup in Russia is high risk with an eye on racism

e04f48912587ec004b3200526a69dbe2 - Infantino acknowledges that world cup in Russia is high risk with an eye on racism

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is aware that it is a big risk that the world cup is held in Russia, where often racism incidents occur.

“It is absolutely a risk. The fight against racism remains a major problem. The problem, we should certainly not be underestimated”, says the Swiss Tuesday against the newspaper Blick from his home country.

Dark players are in Russia regulated target of insults from the stands. The UEFA fined the last few years, many a Russian club for discriminatory spreekkoren.

The FIFA launched last year in the tournament for the Confederations Cup have already taken the racism to fight and Infantino let us know that these measures also for the coming world cup.

“Observers are present in the stadium to at the slightest manifestation of racism from the audience sound the alarm. Referees the contests shut-down and in the extreme case, cease.”


The English international Danny Rose spoke last week his concern about the situation in Russia. The full Tottenham Hotspur does not want that his family to the world cup because of a fear for racism.

“About myself, I am not sure, but I want to because of racism, not that my family to Russia. My father is very disappointed about. He said that he me now may never more can be seen on a world championship,” said Rose.

Rose called the action of the FIFA against racism even “laughable and disgusting”. “If I discriminated against word, do they have nothing. So would it not need to be, but it is so.”


Infantino said recently that he, despite all the doubts trust in issues like human rights, doping, supportersgeweld and political boycotts no shadow on the tournament, throwing, and repeat that now yet again.

“I’m sure the focus from Thursday on the football is and that it is about Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar,” said the 48-year-old Swiss.

The world cup begins Thursday at 14: 00 with the match between host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia. Friday are Egypt-Uruguay (14: 00), Morocco-Iran (17.00) and Portugal-Spain (20: 00) on the program.

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