FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Friday that in trying to preserve all of the various competitions and adapt them to the situation caused by Covid-19, soccer's world governing body is being guided by the principle that "the players are the heart of the game."

In the closing event of the virtual forum organized by the World Football Summit, Infantino discussed the state of the game with Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo Nazario, currently the owner of LaLiga side Real Valladolid.

FIFA, Infantino said, is considering how best to organize the international match calendar in light of the demands the current scheme puts on players "who have to travel halfway around the world back and forth for these games," and the circumstances of the pandemic.