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#Gianni Infantino

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Fifa ethics committee drops violation case against president

It was determined that there was insufficient evidence to warrant further pursuing the case.

# gianni-infantino - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Criminal proceedings brought against Fifa president Infantino

Swiss federal prosecutor Stefan Keller says there are ‘indications of criminal conduct’.

# gianni-infantino - Thursday 24 October, 2019

China to host expanded Club World Cup in 2021, featuring 8 European teams

The revamped Fifa Club World Cup will include 24 teams, taking place every four years and replacing the Confederations Cup.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Fifa president calls for stronger fight against racism as Southgate hails his side's reaction to abuse in Bulgaria

‘Join us and think together of new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football,’ Gianna Infantino said.

# gianni-infantino - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Points shared in landmark World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea

Gianni Infantino looked on but there were no fans in attendance as North Korea and South Korea drew 0-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Fifa confirm Women's World Cup expansion to 32 teams from 2023

The Fifa Council this evening unanimously voted in favour of adding an additional eight teams.

# gianni-infantino - Sunday 7 July, 2019

USA star Rapinoe tells Fifa president she wants action on equal pay

Gianni Infantino congratulated the player, and she had a message for him.

# gianni-infantino - Friday 5 July, 2019

Fifa president Infantino seeking to expand women's World Cup

He has also promised to double the tournament’s prize money.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'This organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be' - 4 more years for Infantino

The 49-year-old stood unopposed for re-election.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'I want to sue him' - Sepp Blatter hits out at Infantino and Fifa

The current president is running unopposed in his bid for a second term as the head of world football’s governing body

# gianni-infantino - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Blatter lashes out at Fifa president Infantino as 48-team World Cup plans are scrapped

Ambitions to expand the Qatar 2022 competition were binned last night.

# gianni-infantino - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'

‘It’s good for football to have 32. That’s more than enough,’ he added.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Fifa exploring possibility of 48-team 2022 World Cup - Infantino

The tournament takes place in Qatar in three years.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup has been heavily criticised.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has warned teams of the consequences of stepping away from the organisation.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

We could see an extra 16 teams at the next World Cup

Accommodating more sides would vastly complicate Qatar’s task in preparing for the competition.

# gianni-infantino - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Fifa seek to double number of women footballers by 2026

Fifa is aiming for 60 million women footballers worldwide, while professionalising clubs and national leagues.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino

The head of football’s governing body met the US president on Tuesday to discuss the 2026 World Cup.

# gianni-infantino - Friday 6 July, 2018

Fifa president Infantino invites trapped Thai soccer team to World Cup final

Gianni Infantino is hopeful the children and their coach can be rescued and taken to the showpiece event.

# gianni-infantino - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them'

Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger chats about his acclaimed new book on the Fifa corruption scandal.

# gianni-infantino - Friday 15 June, 2018

Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing

They shipped five goals in front of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

# gianni-infantino - Monday 11 June, 2018

Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino

Plans for the 2022 Qatar tournament to feature 48 teams have been shelved according to the Fifa president.

# gianni-infantino - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Fifa boss thanks Putin, says Russia is 'absolutely ready' to host World Cup

‘The feedback from all our experts at Fifa are extremely positive,’ says Gianni Infantino.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Fifa plans to scrap the Confederations Cup and replace it with a bigger Club World Cup

The expanded competition will take place every four years instead of the current World Cup warm-up tournament.

# gianni-infantino - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports

The investigation stemmed from evidence provided by African representatives, a source said.

# gianni-infantino - Monday 5 June, 2017

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful

In his latest book, The Fall of the House of Fifa, David Conn shows that not everything is black and white at the top of world football.

# gianni-infantino - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa

The new president’s critics say the governing body has not changed since Sepp Blatter’s departure.

# gianni-infantino - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Europe to get three extra spots in 48-team World Cup under Fifa proposal

The tournament is due to expand in 2026.

# gianni-infantino - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ireland's chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup will improve if Uefa get their way

European football’s governing body will ask for 16 places at the tournament.

# gianni-infantino - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games

Technical Director Marco van Basten has admitted US-style format may be introduced.

# gianni-infantino - Monday 9 January, 2017

Explainer: The 5 options for Fifa’s expanded 48-team World Cup

Diego Maradona and David Trezeguet have offered their support for the 48-team tournament.

# gianni-infantino - Monday 19 December, 2016

'FIFA are not world doping police' - Infantino

Football’s governing body will not strip Russia of the World Cup.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

The new Fifa president wants a 48-team World Cup with 16 groups

Fifa President Gianni Infantino backs proposal, which will face vote in January 2017.

# gianni-infantino - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Gianni Infantino has Sepp Blatter's wine cellar removed as part of Fifa reform commitment

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has explained some of his efforts towards championing reform, including the removal of a wine cellar.

# gianni-infantino - Friday 5 August, 2016

Fifa clears its president of ethics violations after probe into personal expenses

The head of world football’s governing body has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Ethics Committee.

# gianni-infantino - Saturday 14 May, 2016

A new crisis looms at Fifa as 'consternated' key reform figure resigns in protest

Domenico Scala had been in charge of the organisation’s Audit and Compliance Committee.

# gianni-infantino - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Uefa offices raided by Swiss police after Panama Papers link

Leaked documents have connected football’s European governing body with the dramatic scandal.

# gianni-infantino - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

New Fifa president dragged into corruption scandal by Panama Papers - reports

Gianni Infantino responded to the reports by issuing a statement this evening.

# gianni-infantino - Monday 29 February, 2016

The new Fifa president enjoyed a kick around with a host of football legends on his first day

Sure it’s all fun and games at Fifa HQ.

# gianni-infantino - Friday 26 February, 2016

Gianni Infantino has been elected as the new Fifa president

The election took place in Zurich earlier today.

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