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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Access Limitations to the North Stand
of the Queen's Park Savannah
The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago
(NCC) advises of the following access limitations that will be
in effect for all Carnival Events at the North Stand of the
Queen's Park Savannah for Carnival 2016.
These restrictions are necessary to ensure the health and
safety of our patrons at the event. They are as follows:
• The maximum party cooler size allowed is 30 3/8" long
x 17 1/4" high x 17 3/8" wide (metric). Coolers larger than
this will not be allowed into the North Stand.
Patrons will not be allowed to cordon off/barricade or to
erect any temporary edifice to the stand.
Only patrons with valid tickets will be allowed entry.
The stand is limited to a maximum capacity of 7000
persons and overcrowding will not be allowed.
We thank all patrons for their cooperation in this matter and
we look forward to your support. For more information,
persons are invited to contact the Commission at
The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad & Tobago
LONDON---The World Cup could be spread across
entire regions, emulating the continent-wide 2020
European Championship, if Gianni Infantino wins
next month s FIFA presidential election.
The UEFA secretary general used his manifesto,
which was published yesterday, to say FIFA should not
limit the tournament to being held in one or two coun-
tries. The 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea
is the only time the event has been co-hosted.
Infantino, working alongside Michel Platini at UEFA,
spearheaded spreading Euro 2020 across 13 countries.
In November, Infantino told The Associated Press
of his plan to expand the World Cup to 40 teams.
Allowing several countries to stage matches in about
a dozen stadiums would ensure the tournament is not
limited to just a few wealthy potential hosts.
"FIFA should investigate the possibility of organising
the World Cup not only in one or two countries but
in a whole region, so enabling several countries to enjoy
the honour and benefits of hosting the World Cup,"
Infantino s manifesto says.
The first World Cup bidding after the February 26
election is for the 2026 tournament. The launch of
the contest has been stalled since last year when FIFA
was swept up in a global soccer corruption scandal,
which led to Sepp Blatter announcing plans to quit
before being banned.
Infantino, who is Swiss, is one of five presidential
candidates currently seeking votes from FIFA s 209
In an attempt to entice federations, Infantino is also
offering them a greater share of FIFA s wealth, saying
a "proper risk analysis must be conducted" into whether
the governing body requires cash reserves as high as
Each of FIFA s members will be offered $5 million
to invest in development projects and running costs
---a huge increase on the $2.05 million per federation
2011-2014---and another $1 million, if required, for
travel, which would be attractive to small nations in
Additionally, each of the six confederations will be
handed $40 million to invest in development projects
and their regional offshoots in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean
and Central America can request another $4 million
to organise youth tournaments.
The amounts are all within a four-year cycle.
"If the target of 50 per cent of distribution of FIFA s
income is reached, these amounts will further increase
significantly," Infantino said.
Infantino only entered the race after Platini, his boss
at European governing body UEFA, was initially sus-
pended by FIFA in October before being handed an
eight-year ban last month.
Distancing himself from Platini, who blocked high-
tech goal-line aids being used in the Champions League,
Infantino champions expanding technology in the
The International Football Association Board is
already preparing to approve trials with a type of video
replay system for referees.
One idea Infantino proposes, which seems unique
in an election campaign with few differences between
the candidates, is starting a globe-trotting team of the
game s greats. Legends games, organised by third-
parties, have attracted big crowds in recent years.
Infantino envisages that the FIFA Legends Team
would organise matches "against local line-ups
throughout all continents to promote football, social
projects and charitable aims."
The 45-year-old Infantino, a lawyer who has risen
to UEFA s top administrative job since joining in 2000,
was born in the Swiss town of Brig---close to Blatter s
birth place of Visp.
For the FIFA presidency, Infantino is competing
against Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh
Salman bin Ibrahim al Khalifa of Bahrain, former FIFA
vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan,
former FIFA official Jerome Champagne and South
African businessman Tokyo Sexwale.
The FIFA presidency
regional World Cup
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