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FIFA President presents possible co-organization of the 2030 World Cup


Oct 13, 2021

(CNN) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino has raised the possibility of Israel co-hosting the soccer world cup in 2030, according to the country’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

A statement from Bennett’s office said the two men met in Jerusalem on Tuesday, during which the head of the soccer organization “raised the idea that Israel would host the World Cup in 2030, along with other countries. in the region, led by the United Arab Emirates. “

Also present at the meeting were former US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, according to the statement.

Mnuchin and Friedman were among several high-profile members of the Trump administration in Jerusalem this week, attending a series of events aimed at pushing forward the Abraham Accords, a series of normalization agreements between Israel and the Arab states.