Gianni Infantino

Spain name Fernando Hierro as SWC coach

England's World Cup stars have been given a briefing by security experts on how to stay safe from hackers during the tournament in Russia.<p>World Cup …

Sport (South Africa)

Letters from President Trump could help the United bid for the 2026 World Cup [Video]

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump provided FIFA president Gianni Infantino with three letters signed by Trump …

Donald Trump

Infantino not worried over Donald Trump interference

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is not worried about political interference from United States president Donald Trump.

Donald Trump

U.S., Canada and Mexico granted 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada have won their bid to host the World Cup in 2026.<p>“United 2026” promised to bring the world’s game to 16 cities …

New Jersey

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says it is 'too early' to discuss possible 48-team Qatar World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino insists it is 'too early' to discuss possible 48-team 2022 World Cup in Qatar<p><b>FIFA president Gianni Infantino says it</b> …

Sport (UK)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino: Russia '100 percent ready' to host World Cup

Russia is "100 percent ready" to host the World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday as he addressed concerns about racism, human …

Russia

Gianni Infantino says FIFA can afford to have Morocco host 2026 World Cup

FIFA can afford to have Morocco host the 2026 World Cup, according to President Gianni Infantino, even if the rival North America bid promises billions of dollars more in revenue.<p>Ahead of next week’s vote by FIFA member federations in Moscow, Infantino said Monday: “FIFA can afford whatever the …

Soccer

Saudi Crown Prince Meets FIFA President

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held talks in Jeddah on Friday with FIFA President Gianni …

Middle East

FIFA's Gianni Infantino won't fast-track Club World Cup, Nations League - source

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will no longer try to gain approval for a $25-billion overhaul of competitions including the Club World Cup before …

Soccer

FIFA to lift ban on Libya

Tripoli, May 23 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon.<p>"The head …

International Football

La Liga chief slams FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for new tournaments, says move would damage football industry

La Liga chief Javier Tebas has slammed FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for two new global competitions, saying the move would damage the …

Soccer

Uefa members rail against Gianni Infantino’s plan for new Club World Cup

A proposal by the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, to expand the Club World Cup dramatically and to start a league for national teams, for a claimed $25bn from unidentified investors, has met strong criticism from within Uefa.<p>Infantino, who faces re-election next year, presented the proposal in …

Soccer

Fifa president Gianni Infantino to attend Mamelodi Sundowns vs. Barcelona spectacle

With the Premier Soccer League (PSL) having given Mamelodi Sundowns the green light to host Spanish giants Barcelona next week, Fifa president Gianni …

Soccer

Europe’s leagues come out against Gianni Infantino’s FIFA plans

Europe's top football leagues are in firm opposition to FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s plans for two new international tournaments<p>By: |<p>Europe’s …

Sports (India)

Russia 'absolutely ready' for World Cup, Infantino says

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia is "absolutely ready" to host the 2018 World Cup in June and July, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday as the country made final preparations to stage the soccer tournament.<p>Addressing Russian President Vladimir Putin and high-ranking officials in Sochi, …

Russia

Russia 'absolutely ready' for World Cup, Infantino says | Reuters

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia is “absolutely ready” to host the 2018 soccer World Cup in June and July, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino attend a meeting with members of the Supervisory Board of the 2018 …

Russia

FIFA president Gianni Infantino proposes a mini-world cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed staging what would, in effect, be a mini-World Cup, featuring eight international teams, every two years in addition to the traditional competition.<p>The tournament, known as the "Final 8", would be the climax of a global Nations League competition, which …

International Football

Infantino has 'full confidence' in Samoura amid ethics issue

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he retains "full confidence" in secretary general Fatma Samoura after an attempt to embroil her in an ethics investigation.<p>Samoura has expressed irritation at "totally ridiculous and baseless" claims she broke FIFA rules by not declaring an alleged …

Soccer

Fifa secretary general reported to ethics chiefs over World Cup bid

One of Fifa's most senior executives, Fatma Samoura, has been reported to the organisation's powerful ethics committee.

United Nations

Fifa set to meet over $25bn offer to launch two tournaments

Fifa is planning to hold a special meeting next month at which two lucrative tournaments could be given the go-ahead.

FIFA

Gianni Infantino calls emergency meeting for $25bn Club World Cup offer - report

Gianni Infantino has called an emergency FIFA Council meeting to discuss a $25 billion offer to reinvent the Club World Cup, according to a report in …

Soccer

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino to hold meeting over plan to create 24-team Club World Cup after reported $25 billion offer

<b>Zurich</b>: FIFA will hold a special meeting to discuss ambitious plans for a revamped version of the Club World Cup and a new global Nations League …

Sports (India)

Qatar 2022: World Cup in Gulf state could be 48-team tournament

Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams - which may mean matches being played in other Gulf states.

Gulf States

FIFA says interest in expanded Club World Cup | Reuters.com

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that companies have shown an interest in backing an expanded Club World Cup. As Julian Satterthwaite reports, investors are said to be offering tens of billions of dollars for the event.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>FIFA president Gianni Infantino …

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FIFA asked to expand World Cup to 48 teams for Qatar in 2022

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The governing body of South American soccer has asked FIFA to expand the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.<p>FIFA was planning to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams at the 2026 tournament. But CONMEBOL says its president, Alejandro Dominguez, has …

Buenos Aires

FIFA says interest in expanded Club World Cup [Video]

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that companies have shown an interest in backing an expanded Club World Cup. As Julian Satterthwaite …

FIFA

FIFA president Gianni Infantino ready for World Cup VAR controversy

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is "ready for controversy" at the World Cup after the use of video assistant referees (VAR) at the tournament was …

Gianni Infantino

FIFA reportedly receives $25 billion bid for two tournaments

A "mystery consortium" of investors from the Middle East and Asia have made a $25 billion bid to FIFA for control over two tournaments, The New York …

FIFA

Fifa president Gianni Infantino to attend Mamelodi Sundowns vs. Barcelona spectacle

The Spanish giants are set to play a friendly against Masandawana on May 16 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg<p>With the Premier Soccer League (PSL) having given Mamelodi Sundowns the green light to host Spanish giants Barcelona next week, Fifa president Gianni Infantino is also set to be part of the …

Soccer

FIFA's 'white elephants' warning after Morocco bid criticism

FIFA issued its second rebuke inside a week to Morocco's World Cup bid for questioning the fairness of the process while warning it does not want …

Sports