“It’s better to wait a little longer than take risks”: FIFA President Gianni Infantino says it would be “irresponsible” to restart football early during a corona virus crisis
- FIFA chief Gianni Infantino has warned against too soon a restart of football
- Most domestic leagues have been suspended indefinitely due to a coronavirus pandemic
- But discussions about the reintroduction of football after the health crisis continue
- Infantino, however, believes that public safety should be a priority first
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has warned against premature football restart during the Corona virus crisis.
Despite the fact that most domestic leagues have been suspended indefinitely due to the escalating pandemic, discussions about the reintroduction of football are ongoing around the world.
But Infantino told FIFA members that public health must be a priority first.
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino has warned against premature football restart after the crisis
Euro 2020 and the Copa America have been put on hold due to the global emergency, and only a handful of countries are still hosting matches, including Belarus, Burundi, Nicaragua and Tajikistan.
And with the sport severely disrupted as the world struggles to fight back against the corona virus, Infantino has emphasized that football must remain secondary.
He said on Friday: “No competition, no competition, no competition is worth risking a single human life.
“It is better to wait a little longer than to take risks.”
The head of world government insisted that associations remain fully focused on the current situation until football can return and the health of spectators is not endangered.
Euro 2020 and the Copa America have been suspended due to the escalating pandemic
And Infantino believes it would be “irresponsible” for action to return and endanger lives
“I can’t emphasize this enough,” Infantino added. “Our first priority, our principle, which we will use in our competitions and encourage everyone to follow, is that health comes first.
“Everyone in the world should have this very clear.
“It would be more than irresponsible to let games resume if it isn’t 100% safe.
“If football manages to have a discussion where everyone makes a positive contribution and takes into account the global interest in the individual, then I am convinced that our future can be better than our past, and we will be better prepared in the near future. “