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FIFA rejects Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s request ahead of World Cup final | Football | Sport


It prompted Germany to cover their mouths during their pre-match team photo. They felt they’d been silenced by FIFA. 

Zelensky wanted to seem on the Lusail Stadium screens ahead of Argentina’s clash with France on Sunday. The World Cup Final is more likely to be broadcast to a whole bunch of thousands and thousands world wide and would have presented a wonderful opportunity for Zelensky to recommend his message. 

The news comes on the day that FIFA announced a recent 32-team club tournament. An efficient expansion of the Club World Cup will begin in 2025. 

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