FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has appealed to Europe’s wealthy football nations to donate money they get from the world body to poorer countries.
Each of the six regional confederations in FIFA get $5 million a year from the world body. But UEFA’s revenues from the Champions League and the European Championship make it wealthier than FIFA which earns more than $5 billion in the four years between each.
Speaking at the UEFA congress in Budapest on Tuesday, Infantino said:
“If you don’t need all this money from FIFA, give it to other associations give it to other poorer countries.”
In the build up to his election in February to replace Sepp Blatter, the Swiss official vowed to give a greater share of FIFA’s earnings to football development around the world.