Infantino urges UEFA leaders to share FIFA funds worldwide

AP , Tuesday 3 May 2016

FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives at a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2016 (Reuters)

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has urged European soccer leaders to give money to poorer federations from increased funds they get from Zurich.

Infantino tells the 54 UEFA members: ''Give it to other federations around the world if you don't need the money.''

All FIFA members should get big rises in their annual grant to fulfil a key election promise by Infantino.

The FIFA president was elected in February after promising to give each member federation $5 million every four years.

FIFA members got $2.05 million each in a four-year cycle tied to the 2014 World Cup.

Infantino, the former UEFA general secretary, says ''with very little we can achieve a lot.''

He says, ''You in Europe, we can show together, we can make a difference in the world.''

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