FIFA ‘no-brainer’ to lift visa requirements for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA is “no-brainers” to lift visas for players, officials and staff from the United States, according to the International Football Association Board.

The governing body’s executive committee unanimously approved the idea on Tuesday, after several hours of deliberation, with the vote expected to be announced in the coming days.

“We have made our decision based on our assessment that the benefits of having more than two years’ residence in the United State are too great,” IOC President Gianni Infantino told reporters.

“It is a very clear fact that we have a strong need for athletes, coaches, staff, members of the media, journalists and representatives of international federations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries.”

The benefits are so great that it is a no-brainer.

“The move is likely to be welcomed by US President Donald Trump, who has already said he will not allow American athletes to play in the World Cup in 2018.

Trump said in March that he was against allowing American players to play at the tournament because of the security concerns.