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Juan Román Riquelme had an exclusive meeting with Gianni Infantino

Gianni Infantino is on a tour of South America to talk with the different football associations with the aim of promoting the idea of ​​holding a FIFA World Cup every two years; and, after being in Chile, he moved to Argentina where he had an exclusive meeting with Juan Román Riquelme who is vice president of Boca Juniors.

Upon his arrival in Buenos Aires, the FIFA president met with the leaders of the different clubs and organizations in Argentina; However, with the vice president of the club ‘xeneize’ he had a conversation alone, without other Argentine executives.

Although the specific topics that were discussed at the meeting have not been disclosed, the Argentine media announced that Riquelme and Infantino talked about the Club World Cup project, as well as the idea of ​​reducing the time between soccer World Cups.

Gianni Infantino took advantage of the appearance before the media to defend his proposal to hold a World Cup every two years, which would bring “More high-level competition, more hope and excitement and more possibility for the world to also organize a World Cup.”

“If not, before a World Cup returns to a continent, 24 years pass if we want to make a true rotation, and 24 years is more than a generation of people”, argued the FIFA president, for whom in recent years “He talked too much about clubs” and “The national team is never put on the table.”

A World Cup in South America

The FIFA president assured at a press conference in Argentina that “Of course, a South American candidacy would be very strong. In South America football is experienced in an incredible way, the heart of football is here. It would be great to think of a World Cup in South America.


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