Europe shows Infantino the way on the pitch – now it must do the same off it

Europe shows Infantino the way on the pitch – now it must do the same off it

The World Cup began with a Europhobic tone. In his speech the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, attacked Europe. He accused its representatives of arrogance, double standards and self-centredness. He overlooked one point: the centre of football is indeed in Europe: historically, culturally, economically and sportingly. Only in Europe is it possible to have a great career in top-level football. Europe dominates contemporary football. In the World Cup that is clearer than ever. The last time the final of the tournament …