Fifa 2022 Worldcup : The FIFA president expresses optimism in Israel’s World Cup candidacy.

The potential of Israel hosting a future World Cup has been mentioned by FIFA, with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office discussing the possibility of bidding for the men’s event in 2030.
On Tuesday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with Bennett and Israeli President Isaac Herzog to round out a two-day visit to Israel.
During his visit to Israel, the chairman of world football’s governing body was asked about the potential of the country hosting a big FIFA event.

According to a FIFA release, Infantino stated, “You need to have vision, aspirations, and objectives.”

“I was in Dubai recently to witness the signing of a historic agreement between the UAE Football Association and the Israel Football Association.

“I believe that co-hosting is the way of the future, so why not dream and plan for it — whether at the youth or senior level, men or women — since the FIFA World Cup has a special way of bringing people together and unifying them.”

“The FIFA president suggested the notion that Israel might host the World Cup in 2030, together with other nations in the area, led by the United Arab Emirates,” Bennett’s office stated in a statement.

The meeting was attended by Steven Mnuchin, the former Secretary of the Treasury under US President Donald Trump, as well as David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, according to the brief statement.

The “Abraham Accords” were begun by the Trump administration in 2020, and saw many Arab countries, including the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco, normalise their relations with Israel.

In November and December of next year, the Middle East area will host the 2022 men’s World Cup, which will be held in Qatar.

The 2026 World Cup will be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

FIFA intends to choose the 2030 host city in 2024.

Infantino, speaking at a conference organised by the Jerusalem Post newspaper, emphasised the enormity of the task of hosting the World Cup.

“Today, holding the FIFA World Cup is a monumental undertaking. “It’s more than a sporting event,” he explained.

“It’s an event with 3.5 to 4 million tickets sold, 1.5 to 2 million people visiting a nation, and the entire globe watching, with four billion people watching the FIFA World Cup and 1.2 billion people watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup.”

During his visit to Israel, Infantino emphasised FIFA’s desire to help “anyway feasible” to regional peace and stability, according to the international football governing body.

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