Gianni Infantino says soccer will be totally different after coronavirus

ROME: Football will be totally different when it finally resumes after coronavirus outbreak, the head of the world soccer body FIFA Gianni Infantino he said Thursday.

" Football will come back, and when it does, we'll celebrate coming out of a nightmare together," he told the Italian news agency ANSA in an interview.

However, there is a lesson that both you and I must have understood: the football that will come after the virus will be totally different ... (more) inclusive, more social and more supportive, connected with individual countries and at the same time, more global, less arrogant and more welcoming.

He added: We will be better, more humane and more attentive to true values.

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Last week Infantino said Gazzetta dello Sport is the right time to step back and reform a sport where match lists have become overloaded and financial resources are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few elite clubs.

He suggested that there could be fewer tournaments, but more interesting. Maybe fewer squads, but more balance. Fewer, but more competitive, matches to safeguard the health of the players.