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“There Will Not Be Another World Cup in Africa in My Lifetime” - Sepp Blatter

Wed, 15 Feb 2023 Source: Michael Djan

Former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter says that he doesn't believe there will be another FIFA World Cup on African soil in his lifetime.

Blatter made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Robert Marawa on his newly launched show on 947 in a wide-ranging interview that touched on topics such as current FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup.

Blatter was president of the global football body from 1998 to 2015 and was in charge of the organisation when South Africa was announced as the host of the tournament in 2010.

He praised for the 2010 South African World Cup.

He disclosed; “Africa and South Africa organised the best-ever world cup because it was done with a big heart and everyone was happy. Unfortunately, there won't be another world cup in Africa in my life.”

The shift is towards Asian and Middle Eastern countries he notes and adds that it is about the money.

He added; “With 48 teams in the world, you need more than one country to organise a world cup, which is totally wrong. The movements taking place in football are towards Asia and Arabic countries because there is a lot of money.”

Source: Michael Djan