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FIFA Spokesman Defends Gianni Infantino Over LGBTQ Rights On Eve Of World Cup

FIFA's chief spokesman defended world football chief Gianni Infantino's record on LGBTQ rights on Saturday on the eve of the World Cup. In remarks to reporters at the end of a wide-ranging press conference by Infantino, FIFA media chief Bryan Swanson, who is gay, insisted that all would be welcome at the Qatar World Cup. "I've seen a lot of criticism of Gianni Infantino since I've joined FIFA, in particular from the LGBTQ community," Swanson said. "I'm sitting here in a privileged position on a global stage as a gay man here in Qatar.