Football Politics


South Korea’s president suggests 2030 World Cup bid with North Korea

Russian President Putin meets with FIFA President Infantino at the FC Krasnodar Stadium in the southern city of Krasnodar

South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, has suggested North Korea could be part of a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup. In a meeting with the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, Moon said that several countries in north-east Asia – including the isolated North Korea – could form a bloc to share hosting duties for the tournament.

Fifa’s ‘new broom’ Gianni Infantino not exactly sweeping up the mess

Fifa president Gianni Infantino in the stands

Can it really be only 14 months since Fifa’s new broom, Gianni Infantino, took office at world football’s governing body – and a mere 11 since he told the world “I can officially inform you the crisis is over”? Next week’s Fifa congress is in Bahrain (but of course), and Infantino approaches it reportedly on the brink of his second personal ethics investigation since ascending to the presidency. His second! One has to admire his ethics ethic.