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Gianni Infantino re-elected FIFA president until 2027

Thursday, Mar 16 2023
Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as president of FIFA until 2027 after standing unopposed at the congress of world football's governing body on Thursday.

The 52-year-old Swiss lawyer, who succeeded the disgraced Sepp Blatter in 2016, was waved...

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FIFA plotting revolutionary plan to increase playing time across all competitions

Tuesday, Jan 17 2023
Football's governing body has started testing ways for more playing time in the World Cup, but there might be more to it in the next International Board meeting.
It seems that what we saw in the 2022 FIFA World Cup was just the beginning of a landslide of changes in terms of how time is measured by referees in a football game, but this new approach could change the sport in ways we have only been able to imagine.


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Denmark leads six nations that could leave FIFA after armband controversy

Wednesday, Nov 23 2022
The Danish side was one of the teams that protested over the political issues in the host country, blaming Gianni Infantino for his stance on the matter.
The Danish national team is ready to take a harsh stance regarding FIFA's ban to show support towards those who have been discriminated in Qatar, as the European side has already informed UEFA about their intention to leave FIFA.

Speaking in a...

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2022 FIFA World Cup set to start one day earlier than planned?

Tuesday, Aug 9 2022
Football's governing body has apparently decided to change key aspects of the opening ceremony and first game of the competition.
Apparently, not even FIFA can wait for the start of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and all jokes aside, there is a growing rumor about the competition being set to start one day earlier than initially planned.

According to a report by Diario Ol...

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FIFA president opens up to changing football's landscape after coronavirus crisis

Wednesday, Mar 25 2020
Football will surely need to change after the current health crisis all over the globe, and FIFA's main man is willing to lead that change.
The world of football has taken a massive toll from the coronavirus pandemic. Postponed games and tournaments, teams being forced to pay less money to their players, and fans not being able to enjoy the sport they love, are some of the consequences of...

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FIFA makes final decision to postpone 2021 Club World Cup

Tuesday, Mar 17 2020
Football's governing body is yet to decide when and where the competition will be held.
The relationship between FIFA and UEFA's main men has never been the best. Nevertheless, the current coronavirus crisis saw both Alexander Ceferin (UEFA) and Gianni Infantino (FIFA) burying the hatchet and working side-by-side for the benefit of football...

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Gianni Infantino outlines FIFA's new plan to project African football with three key strategies

Saturday, Feb 1 2020
According to the head of world football's governing body, the sport on the continent is set to experience a serious revamp.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has affirmed his desire to "project African football to the top of the world" by unveiling a joint FIFA/CAF strategy deigned for the sport's elevation on the continent. The Swiss–Italian football administrator made the...

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WATCH: Pogba, Mbappé, Messi and CR7 shine in 2022 World Cup emblem reveal

Tuesday, Sep 3 2019
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the first one in history scheduled to be played during the winter.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup has been involved in controversy since the day in which Joseph Blatter opened the envelope thar included the nation's name as hosts for this competition.

Even if there are many problems right now to have all stadiums ready...

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Official: FIFA expands Women's World Cup to 32 teams

Wednesday, Jul 31 2019
The proposal to up the number of participating countries has been accepted.
The 2023 Women's World Cup will be expanded from 16 teams to 32, FIFA has announced. The world football governing body reached a unanimous decision on Wednesday to put the plan in motion with immediate effect.

Women's football has been on the rise...

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FIFA drops plans of playing the 2022 World Cup with 48 teams

Wednesday, May 22 2019
Football's governing body admitted that the possibility of playing the competition with 16 more teams is not possible at the moment.
For once, FIFA's president Gianni Infantino will not be able to fulfill his desire to expand the FIFA World Cup.

The president of football's governing body tried hard to make the 2022 edition, set to take place in Qatar, the first one to be played...

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Ronaldinho banned from leaving Brazil due to financial problems

Thursday, Jan 3 2019
The former Brazilian footballer was scheduled to appear in a sports summit in Dubai, but immigration authorities in his home country denied his requests.
Retired football ace Ronaldinho is not enjoying life right now, as the former Barcelona ace needs to solve some problems with the Brazilian Internal Revenue Service.

The former Ballon D'Or winner was banned from leaving his home country due to...

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OFFICIAL: Copa Libertadores final will be played at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Thursday, Nov 29 2018
After several cities stepped up to host the second leg of the competition, an agreement was reached between CONMEBOL and Spanish authorities.
What started out as a rumor was finally confirmed minuted ago, as CONMEBOL has revealed that the Copa Libertadores will be held at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Doha, Miami, Asunción and Barcelona presented bids to host the competition's final, which...

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FIFA responds to claims Infantino helped PSG, Man City avoid severe FFP penalties

Saturday, Nov 3 2018
Football's world governing body president reportedly held secret discussions with the Premier League and Ligue 1 giants to help them
Football Leaks have struck again, dropping new bombshell reports on the inner dealings of football. In one, they claimed that Europe's elites have secretly discussed plans to start a breakaway Super League in 2021. Furthermore, they have also accused...

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PSG and Man City face new allegations of Financial Fair Play breach

Friday, Nov 2 2018
According to Der Spiegel, the journal that leaked the information, FIFA president Gianni Infantino was aware of all their dealings.
Football Leaks has revealed a new scandal that involves Manchester City, PSG, and the current FIFA president, Gianni Infantino.

In a document obtained and published by Der Spiegel, Football Leaks reveals that Gianni Infantino offered lesser penalties...

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Plans to expand FIFA World Cup to 48 teams already underway

Wednesday, Oct 31 2018
FIFA President Gianni Infantino admitted that the plan might be difficult to execute, but football's governing body will try to make it happen for the 2022 edition.
For those who thought that the 2022 World Cup would be complicated enough due to the fact that it will be played during the winter, things are about to get even trickier.

Speaking at the opening of the Asian Football Confederation's new headquarters...

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FIFA reveals plan to restrict loan deals and reinstitute agent regulation

Tuesday, Sep 25 2018
While the activities of player agents will be monitored, teams will be required to cut short the number of players they send out on loan.
The days of clubs sending multiple players on loan as well as paying mammoth fees to player agents could be over soon with FIFA set to adopt regulations. The world football governing body is working on a proposal which will see the number of players allowed...

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WATCH: Donald Trump shows reporters 'red card' in meeting with FIFA president

Tuesday, Aug 28 2018
The meeting between the President of the United States and top FIFA officials took an interesting turn.
President of the United States Donald Trump, on Tuesday, flashed the red card at the media officials who were present at his meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino. The primary objective of the convention was to celebrate his country securing the...

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FIFA exec accused of stealing a World Cup medal during ceremony

Monday, Jul 16 2018
The incident caught the eye of fans around the world as Russian president Vladimir Putin and FIFA's main man Gianni Infantino congratulated the players.
It's been over 24 hours since the FIFA World Cup came to an end, and conspiracy theories keep fliying around on social media about what happened during the awards ceremony.

Did a FIFA exec really steal a World Cup medal?

As fans all over...

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FIFA receives $25 billion offer from mystery investment group for tournament rights

Monday, Apr 23 2018
President Gianni Infantino called for an emergency meeting to discuss the offer with leaders of football’s six regional bodies.
World football’s governing body could be in for a bumper harvest if recent reports are to believe. According to the New York Times, FIFA has received a $25 billion offer from an unnamed investment group who aim to secure rights to tournaments.


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100 Days to Russia 2018: Putin, Infantino, Maradona & co. show off skills

Tuesday, Mar 6 2018
The prestigious global tournament kicks off in exactly three months. Ready?
The countdown is on. With the regular football season approaching its end in most countries, football fans have another reason to be reeling with excitement. In exactly 100 days, hosts Russia will take on Saudi Arabia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium...

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