Italia – Germany is set to miss out on hosting the World Cup this summer due to visa restrictions in the US, while Italy says it cannot afford to host the tournament.
Italy is expected to announce a decision on the future of its hosting rights at a summit in Berlin on Friday, following a meeting of the country’s top management, according to a report in Italian newspaper La Stampa.
Italy has said it will seek an extension of its contract with the US to 2021 as part of the negotiations to host in 2022.
It wants to extend it for another 10 years.
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said the talks would be “extremely difficult” as the US would insist on hosting matches at the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
“I think that we are not going to be able to give it to the US,” he said.
“I don’t think the US will agree with it.
It is not our policy.”‘
They want to leave us out’The US would only agree to host matches at its venues in 2018 and 2020, a decision that would require approval from the European Commission, the European Union and the World Bank, according a senior EU official who did not wish to be named.
Italy’s foreign minister, Giuseppe Di Francesco, said the US had not offered a guarantee that it would honour the deal.
“We have to give the Americans a fair deal, and this is what they want to do,” he told Italian radio.
“If they give us a fair and good deal, it is not good for us.
The US wants to leave Italy out.
They want to have a fair chance to host a World Cup in 2018.”
This is not about us, this is not a bilateral thing.
We are a member of the [US] delegation and they want us to leave.
“The US, which is seeking a 50-year contract with 2024 host Brazil, has been negotiating for a 10-year extension for hosting the tournament, which will be held in 2019.
The United States will also have to agree to hosting matches in the same cities at the same venues at the 2022 and 2023 tournaments.
Di Francesco said the deal should be signed as soon as possible, adding: “I hope we can reach an agreement within the next 24 hours.
It will be a historic moment for us.
“Di Francescos statement comes after Germany, which won the World Series of Poker in 2020, said it could not host the World Cups because of visa restrictions.
The country is expected be in the process of reopening its visa system after the US imposed visa restrictions on its citizens and businesses, with most EU countries refusing to renew their visa agreements with the bloc.
‘No more room’German authorities will not be able for the 2022 tournament to be held without a US partner.
President Donald Trump, who is due to arrive in Berlin next week, has made no secret of his desire to host games in the United States.”
I don�t know if the World Championships can be held if we don�ll have a U.S. team in the World Championship,” he tweeted on Friday.”
The United States, if they do, will be the last to host it.
They will be leaving us out.
There are no more room for us in the world.