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1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING:
"So thank you very much everybody. Gianni Infantino is the head of FIFA. He's the biggest man in soccer and we are, as you probably know getting the World Cup in 2026 for the United States. Some of it is a partnership with Mexico and Canada and it's coming into the United States for a large percentage of the games and were very excited about it, plus Gianni and I just had a meeting on women's soccer and what everybody is going to do to make that more equitable etc, etc. So Gianni thank you very much. We had a great meeting but very big we're getting the World Cup in 2026 and it's a big thing. Gianni thank you for being here."
2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FIFA PRESIDENT GIANNI INFANTINO SAYING"
"Thank you. Indeed it's fantastic to be here to boost even more soccer in this country. Soccer which is the number one global sport. World Cup 2026 taking place here but we start already now. It's the biggest event ever. It's more than 4 billion viewers the biggest no only sports event but the biggest social event that we can think of. Soccer which is a big part of this country as well and women's soccer as well where you are world champion. There is much more to do. The president was saying this to me and he is right and we will announce very soon some initiatives. Thanks you."
STORY: FIFA boss Gianni Infantino met with President Trump at the White House on Monday (September 9) to discuss preparations for the 2026 World Cup as well as bringing equality to the women's game.
The U.S. women's squad won the World Cup in July amid calls for pay parity with the men's side and improvement of conditions on a number of fronts including travel conditions and promotion.
The women's World Cup in France attracted record crowds and television ratings and unprecedented global media coverage. Trump joked with Infantino about possibly extending his term in office so he could preside over the 2026 World Cup. Trump is up for re-election for a possible four year term in 2020.
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