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

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.'Fifa 'Fifa is an organisation of 211 countries,' he said, adding, 'For us they are all the same. 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.

Infantino still keen on Saudi backing in women’s gameWomen’s World Cup prize fund up by 300% and equality targetedFifa has admitted defeat over plans to make Visit Saudi a major sponsor of this year’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after a huge backlash from organisers and players.At the Fifa congress in Kigali, Rwanda, Gianni Infantino said: “I can clarify that there were discussions with Visit Saudi. At the end this discussion didn’t lead into a contract. How do you say it? It was a storm in a water glass.

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