Could any sort of travel ban cost the US a chance to host a World Cup? Yes, according to the FIFA president:
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 9, 2017
From ESPN FC:
FIFA president Gianni Infantino indicated on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban could prevent the United States from hosting the World Cup.
“It’s obvious when it comes to FIFA competitions as well, any team, including the supporters and officials of that team, who qualify for a World Cup need to have access to the country, otherwise there is no World Cup,” Infantino said.
What does NOT cost a country a chance to host the World Cup? Well, let’s just say FIFA appears willing to look the other way when it comes to some things:
Lol you awarded a World Cup to Qatar https://t.co/LX9NYeJdmD
— Michael MacSeoin ☘️ (@theMVJ) March 9, 2017
"But we've got no problem holding it in Qatar in 2022, the crown jewel of foreign worker, women, and gay rights." https://t.co/4QJN7IATF6
— NotYourFutureAtty (@Caw_Dull) March 9, 2017
But Qatar building their World Cup stadiums with forced labor is cool tho. https://t.co/d47jIVs3hV
— Aaron Brandt (@AaronBrandt) March 9, 2017
The 2022 World Cup is being held in Qatar. FIFA pretending like social justice issues matter to them is a joke. https://t.co/65esdz3jHf
— Chris Stamper (@CStamper_) March 9, 2017
But FIFA let's countries that use modern slavery host the World Cup…. Hypocrites https://t.co/ABQgtmOjbt
— Frank Mazzola (@frankTHEmazzola) March 9, 2017
They're holding it in Qatar in 2022. FIFA can get fucked. https://t.co/lRAnVU5yKo
— neontaster (@neontaster) March 9, 2017
— Michael Ongstad (@MikeOngstad) March 9, 2017
@neontaster and Russia next year. Rules of civility only apply to non-Oil Rich nations, apparently.
— The Gentleman Masher (@GentlemanMashr) March 9, 2017
Meanwhile, Qatar is using slaves to build stadiums for the 2022 World Cup https://t.co/suzhYSyUFG
— Terrence Payne (@terrence_payne) March 9, 2017
Funny stuff, FIFA!
@ESPNFC but Qatar and Russia are just fine. Good logic FIFA
— DC (@dougmcole) March 9, 2017
— Shaun Keane (@ShaunKeane16) March 9, 2017
@ESPNFC did none of your reporters have the balls to ask him bout Russia/Qatar? (Rhetorical)
— Willy (@WLister83) March 9, 2017
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