Donald Trump has met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino to discuss the 2026 World Cup – and the American president couldn’t resist getting out the red card.
The USA will host the World Cup in 2026 alongside neighbours Mexico and Canada. FIFA have ambitions to expand the World Cup to 48 teams for the tournament, which will largely be stated in the US. As preparations for the tournament get underway, FIFA president Infantino visited the White House to discuss a plan of action with Trump.
But in a slightly staged photo opportunity, Trump got out the red card and jokingly threatened the press with it.
Infantino showed Donald Trump a referee’s card book. He said: “Referees, they have cards. Yellow cards and red. A yellow card is a warning. And when you want to kick out someone, it’s a red.”
Trump grabbed the red card from Infantino’s hand and, amid laughter from around the Oval Office, made to throw the card at the press gaggle in front of him.
He then dropped the card, before Infantino signalled the correct way to send someone off is to brandish the red card in the air.
Infantino then said: “This could be useful for you, I don’t know. It’s for you.”
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