U.S. soccer president tells CNN more misconduct cases reported by U.S. Soccer for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – FIFA is aware of “extensive” allegations of “conduct unbecoming” but has not been able to verify any wrongdoing at the 2018 World Cup, its president, Gianni Infantino, told CNN on Sunday.
Infantino, who has a three-year term as president and is set to stand for re-election in May 2018, said Russia had been assured that the games on home soil would be “proper”.
“The fact that allegations have been made, I mean there’s no one way to look at this, and certainly there’s been a lot of questions and we’ve asked FIFA and we’ve been working with the Russian soccer federation for many, many months to address these allegations fully and we are happy to report that they have been fully investigated and they have been fully and completely addressed,” he said.
(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz, editing by Grant McCool)