‘A storm in a teacup’: Fifa admits defeat on Saudi sponsorship of Women’s World Cup – video | Football

The Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, slammed the media’s ‘double standards’ as he admitted defeat over plans to make Visit Saudi a key sponsor of this year’s Women’s World Cup following criticism. Speaking at the Fifa congress in Kigali, Rwanda, Infantino confirmed for the first time that talks had taken place with Saudi Arabia’s tourism arm but said no contract had been signed. ‘Fifa is an organisation of 211 countries,’ he said, adding, ‘For us they are all the same. There wouldn’t be anything bad in making sponsorships from Saudi Arabia, China, United States of America, Brazil or India as far as we are concerned.’

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