FIFA boss calls on Russia and Ukraine to ceasefire during World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has called on Russia and Ukraine to agree a month-long ceasefire during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.

Mr Infantino told the leaders of the G20 countries meeting in Indonesia that the World Cup provides a “unique platform” for peace and unity, as the event will be watched by some 5 billion people in television.

As an alternative, he proposed humanitarian corridors “or anything that could lead to the resumption of dialogue as a first step towards peace. You are the world leaders. You have the ability to influence the course of history,” he added.

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