Resplendent in Fifa suit and whitewashed trainers, Gianni Infantino strode on to the stage in the Qatar National Convention Centre on Friday lunchtime, and the world knows how Infantino loves Qatar’s national conventions. He even moved here.
What followed was an exercise in arrogance and ignorance. Fifa’s president regaled his audience with a blizzard of details of new competitions, ignoring player welfare, and claims that match-going fans and viewers didn’t want captains campaigning against discrimination, ignoring the outrage that surrounds this tournament.

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