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# gianni-infantino - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Preview: A World Cup in Qatar is not an aberration - It is football's logical end

Preview: A World Cup in Qatar is not an aberration - It is football's logical end

Nov 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 21,014 Views 17 Comments

The Qatar World Cup distills the essence of what the sport has become.

# gianni-infantino - This month November 2022

Fifa President Gianni Infantino accuses World Cup critics of 'hypocrisy'
# Press Conference
# Press Conference

Fifa President Gianni Infantino accuses World Cup critics of 'hypocrisy'

Nov 19th 2022, 9:30 AM 7,205 Views 21 Comments

The Swiss also expressed support for the LGBTQ community and migrant workers, and said that World Cup fans ‘can survive’ without beer.

Fifa President Infantino to stand unopposed for third term
# The Fifa Family
# The Fifa Family

Fifa President Infantino to stand unopposed for third term

Nov 17th 2022, 3:52 PM 4,291 Views 6 Comments

Infantino is just the third president of the organisation since 1974.

# gianni-infantino - Last month October 2022

Broadcasters offer '100 times less' for Women's World Cup
# Claim
# Claim

Broadcasters offer '100 times less' for Women's World Cup

Oct 22nd 2022, 1:01 PM 8,406 Views 4 Comments

The competition in July-August will have 32 teams for the first time.

Fury at Fifa chief Infantino's kickabout in Indonesia
# Backlash
# Backlash

Fury at Fifa chief Infantino's kickabout in Indonesia

Oct 19th 2022, 2:18 PM 7,870 Views 0 Comments

The initial tweet by the PSSI, whose posts rarely get replies in more than double figures, was deluged with more than 4,000 replies.

# gianni-infantino - This year 2022

Permanent change to five substitutes approved, automatic offside detector edges closer
# Laws Of The Game
# Laws Of The Game

Permanent change to five substitutes approved, automatic offside detector edges closer

Jun 13th 2022, 12:32 PM 6,325 Views 1 Comment

The news was announced following the International Football Associations Board’s annual meeting in Doha.

Norwegian football president makes powerful speech criticising Qatar World Cup
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Norwegian football president makes powerful speech criticising Qatar World Cup

Mar 31st 2022, 2:31 PM 8,074 Views 8 Comments

Speaking at the Fifa Congress in Doha, Lise Klaveness said the 2022 finals were awarded ‘in unacceptable ways, with unacceptable consequences’.

Talking point: Football's gestures of support to Ukraine undermined by its rotten industry
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

Talking point: Football's gestures of support to Ukraine undermined by its rotten industry

Feb 25th 2022, 4:11 PM 3,091 Views 3 Comments

The Wembley arch will reportedly be lit to support Ukraine, ahead of a match featuring a club owned and bankrolled by a Russian oligarch.

'Unacceptable' - Fifa president Infantino comes under fire for remark on African migrants
# Not On
# Not On

'Unacceptable' - Fifa president Infantino comes under fire for remark on African migrants

Jan 26th 2022, 4:24 PM 5,820 Views 4 Comments

Infantino controversially referenced migrants risking drowning in the Mediterranean during a speech.

# gianni-infantino - Last year 2021

Fifa president thinks there is already majority support for biennial World Cup
# Global Football
# Global Football

Fifa president thinks there is already majority support for biennial World Cup

Dec 20th 2021, 11:02 PM 4,979 Views 8 Comments

Gianni Infantino: ‘If I was going to a vote tomorrow probably the majority would vote in favour of World Cups every two years.’

# gianni-infantino - All time

Fifa ethics committee drops violation case against president
# Case Closed
# Case Closed

Fifa ethics committee drops violation case against president

Aug 19th 2020, 6:14 PM 3,645 Views 2 Comments

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

Criminal proceedings brought against Fifa president Infantino
# FIFA
# FIFA

Criminal proceedings brought against Fifa president Infantino

Jul 30th 2020, 2:47 PM 24,237 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 24th 2019, 9:26 AM 3,945 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 8:39 AM 1,889 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 1:51 PM 7,355 Views 6 Comments

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.

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

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

Jul 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 2,704 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 7th 2019, 9:54 PM 57,788 Views 149 Comments

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

Fifa president Infantino seeking to expand women's World Cup
# Growing The Game
# Growing The Game

Fifa president Infantino seeking to expand women's World Cup

Jul 5th 2019, 3:55 PM 3,239 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 5th 2019, 11:30 AM 4,029 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

May 29th 2019, 7:09 PM 4,562 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

May 23rd 2019, 6:06 PM 5,903 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 19th 2019, 10:23 PM 5,668 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 7:01 PM 6,404 Views 17 Comments

The tournament takes place in Qatar in three years.

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar
# Bold Claim
# Bold Claim

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar

Nov 21st 2018, 10:55 PM 3,050 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 7th 2018, 7:50 PM 5,881 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 31st 2018, 7:38 PM 4,858 Views 12 Comments

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

Fifa seek to double number of women footballers by 2026
# Growing The Game
# Growing The Game

Fifa seek to double number of women footballers by 2026

Oct 11th 2018, 1:17 PM 1,573 Views 0 Comments

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

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino
# Political Football
# Political Football

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino

Aug 29th 2018, 8:18 AM 7,397 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 6th 2018, 4:41 PM 6,530 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 24th 2018, 5:07 PM 29,272 Views 7 Comments

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

Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing
# Green Falcons
# Green Falcons

Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing

Jun 15th 2018, 3:43 PM 52,447 Views 38 Comments

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

Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino
# Qatar 2022
# Qatar 2022

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

Jun 11th 2018, 10:53 AM 5,046 Views 12 Comments

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

Fifa boss thanks Putin, says Russia is 'absolutely ready' to host World Cup
# Press The Flesh
# Press The Flesh

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

May 3rd 2018, 5:06 PM 3,876 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 18th 2018, 1:01 PM 7,264 Views 6 Comments

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

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports
# Claim
# Claim

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports

Jun 19th 2017, 9:09 PM 3,810 Views 2 Comments

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

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

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

Jun 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 22,425 Views 9 Comments

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.

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

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

May 11th 2017, 6:13 PM 2,550 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 30th 2017, 7:02 PM 5,278 Views 17 Comments

The tournament is due to expand in 2026.

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

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

Feb 9th 2017, 12:22 PM 4,282 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2017, 9:37 PM 34,901 Views 40 Comments

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

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