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Bidding process for the 2026 World Cup won't be fast-tracked

Thursday, May 11 2017
The host nation -or nations- will be decided during FIFA's 2018 Congress to be celebrated in Russia, one day before the beginning of the tournament.
Despite Sunil Gulati's wishes to have CONCACAF's bid to host the 2026 World Cup approved, FIFA has decided to keep their options open for the bidding process that will elect the host nation of that competition.

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Candidatura conjunta para albergar el Mundial 2026 genera molestia en México

Monday, Apr 10 2017
El anuncio de que solo diez juegos del total de 80 serán disputados en México no fue bien recibido por los amantes del balompié en suelo azteca.
No todos están contentos con el anuncio sobre la candidatura para el Mundial 2026 encabezada por Estados Unidos. A pesar de haber sido recibida con agrado durante los días previos al anuncio, el hecho de recibir solo diez juegos de la justa...


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CONCACAF set to present 3-country bid to host the 2026 World Cup

Thursday, Apr 6 2017
Mexico, Canada and the United States would be involved in the tournament's organization, taking advantage of FIFA's 48-team proposal for the 2026 event.
Not one, not two, but three countries would be willing to co-host the 2026 World Cup. At least that's what CONCACAF'S president Victor Montagliani revealed in an interview with The Guardian.

Montagliani revealed that a joint bid between Mexico...


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Allocation plans for 2026 World Cup revealed with 6-team play-off included

Thursday, Mar 30 2017
The National Teams included in the playoff would have the chance to play in the host nation, in a sort of test prior to the global tournament.
FIFA's plan to have 48 teams playing in the World Cup has begun. And while some teams will be glad with the news, some others will be left wondering if it's all about business.

Football's governing body revealed the amount of teams each confederation...


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FIFA's President reacts to controversial calls in Barça vs PSG game - Video

Thursday, Mar 9 2017
Gianni Infantino referred to the game as a great example of how football could be improved by the use of the Video Assistant Referee.
The biggest comeback in European football did not go overlooked by FIFA's President, Gianni Infantino. Speaking after a meeting with English and Scottish execs, Infantino referred to the game's ending as "incredible", and even talked about the...


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Carlo Ancelotti voices his concern over World Cup expansion

Tuesday, Jan 10 2017
The Italian manager remains unconvinced about the plan to increase the number of teams playing in the World Cup, starting in the 2026 edition.
Criticism has begun after FIFA announced the decision to expand the World Cup to a maximum of 48 teams. And the first manager to voice his discomfort was none other than Carlo Ancelotti, one of the most successful coaches in club history.

Speaking...


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The best jokes and trolls, as FIFA accept bid for a 48-team World Cup

Tuesday, Jan 10 2017
Some were for the move; others against, but everyone united to make hilarious jokes after the announcement.
With the jury still out on whether a winter World Cup in 2026 is a good idea, football’s biggest competition has already undergone another change. In the first expansion of the World Cup since 1998, the tournament will not have 48 teams competing...


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Plans to make 48-team World Cup revealed by FIFA executives

Wednesday, Dec 7 2016
FIFA President Giannin Infantino has promoted the idea of having more teams playing the global tournament, but his latest idea seems a bit odd, to say the least.
Plans to make the FIFA World Cup a 48-team tournament seem to be underway, as FIFA President Gianni Infantino will present a document in the upcoming FIFA Congress in Zurich to extend the competition from 32 to 48 National Teams.

A source told...


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FIFA's President believes football needs people like Jose Mourinho

Wednesday, Nov 9 2016
The Swiss exec revealed which team he supports, while adding some kind words about the Special One's personality.
José Mourinho was just handed a much-needed ego boost by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, as the Swiss referred to the Portuguese manager's personality in an interview with Sky Sports.

The former UEFA General Secretary spoke about how Mourinho...


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GROUND-BREAKING: FIFA will experiment with 'video assistant referees'

Saturday, Mar 5 2016
The decision will enable the game's officers to take more accurate decision in certain aspects of the game, which include goals, penalties and red card situations.
For the first time in years, FIFA seems ready to take the next step to make football a fair game.

During the 130th Annual General Meeting, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) decided to introduce tests involving the use of video...


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UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino presents FIFA presidential bid

Monday, Oct 26 2015
The Italian exec will be backed by football's European governing body, taking Michel Platini's place as UEFA's top candidate to occupy Sepp Blatter's place.
After Michel Platini's bid to run for FIFA's presidency was cancelled due to a 90-day ban, UEFA's associations wanted a man t to represent their interests in the upcoming race to become FIFA's ruler. Given that their hopes were set on Platini, and the...


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UEFA will change its seeding for the Champions League draw

Thursday, Oct 9 2014
Gianni Infantino, UEFA's General Secretary, stated that these changes will rank teams based on their sporting merits, rather than ranking them with the UEFA's coefficient system used to this day.
UEFA is currently considering the possibility to change their Champions League seeding system before next season. The new system would include the champions for each of the association's top leagues, plus the defending champions.

This season, pot...


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