FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets with Donald Trump

Trump gives 'red card' to reporters during meeting with FIFA head

FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets with Donald Trump

On Tuesday, two months after North America won the rights to host the next global soccer tournament in 2026, he received something even better - a stack of red cards.

"We never fail, and it will be a great World CUP!" he added, noting he received some advice from Patriots head coach and Trump supporter Bob Kraft.

The US leader said that when the US Soccer Federation was trying to secure the 2026 World Cup, they telephoned him "constantly, to try to get me to come onboard, but it only took one call because when I heard 'World Cup, ' I wanted to do it". "The yellow card is a warning, and when you want to kick out someone (shows the red card).so this could be useful, I don't know".

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"That's very good", he said. "Because if they don't extend the media is going to be very boring, it's going to be very boring".

Donald Trump has been mocked by football fans after he claimed "soccer has to be one of the fastest growing sports in the world".

FIFA's Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer's Carlos Cordeiro visited the White House to discuss the 2026 World Cup, which the U.S. will be hosting alongside Canada and Mexico. And the job you've done is really fantastic, Gianni'.

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Trump joked during the photo-op that he would not be President in 2026 but perhaps his term as could be extended.

"Let's see, in 2026 I won't be here [as president]. They'll all be out of business I guess".

At the end of the meeting, Infantino gave Trump two soccer jerseys with the president's surname on the back and good-naturedly proceeded to explain to him how penalties are called in the sport.

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Earlier in the day, Trump had complained on Twitter of "rigged" media coverage, and he used a gift from Infantino to further his rhetoric.

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