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Infantino wants more player involvement in FIFA decisions

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 00:30

New FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he wants ex players to become more involved in the running of the sport.

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SHOWS: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (FEBRUARY 29, 2016) (FIFA HANDOUT - EDITORIAL USE ONLY) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FIFA PRESIDENT, GIANNI INFANTINO, SAYING: "It's important that the players are involved because they are the stars of football. They have to be involved in the decision-making process. We need to listen to the players, we need to listen to their voices, to their experience, to involve them in the activities that we do, not only when we take decisions but more generally for all the football development activities, for social activities." STORY: New FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants players to become more involved in the running of the sport. "It's important that the players are involved because they are the stars of football," he said in an interview on Monday (February 29). "They have to be involved in the decision-making process. We need to listen to the players, we need to listen to their voices, to their experience, to involve them in the activities that we do." Infantino, elected on Friday to replace Sepp Blatter, also suggested that soccer directors should behave "more like fans and less like politicians" and said his proposed 40-team World Cup would have little impact on the football calendar.

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Infantino wants more player involvement in FIFA decisions

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 00:30