Infantino praised the unique cohesive power of the World Cup and highlighted the high attendances, but sidestepped the subject of compensating migrant workers.
Why it matters
The statement is significant as it comes amid ongoing criticism of Qatar's human rights record and the treatment of migrant workers involved in the construction of World Cup infrastructure.
What the papers say
The Guardian and The Independent both reported on Infantino's comments, with The Independent questioning whether the football on display justified Infantino's claim.
How we got here
Qatar was controversially awarded the World Cup in 2010, and the tournament has been marred by allegations of corruption, human rights abuses, and the deaths of migrant workers involved in construction projects.
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Giovanni Vincenzo "Gianni" Infantino is a Swiss–Italian football administrator and the current president of FIFA. He was elected President of FIFA during the 2016 FIFA Extraordinary Congress on 26 February 2016.
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