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# Gianni Infantino

This month
September 2023
Rubiales promises to 'prove the truth' as sports court probes kiss
A top criminal court has also opened a preliminary probe into the incident.
Last month
August 2023
Gavin Cooney: World Cup leaves inspiring legacy but football remains a man’s game
Just 12 of Fifa’s 211 member associations are led by women – major change won’t happen without more women in charge.
This year
Fifa threatens European TV blackout of Women's World Cup - but RTÉ won't be affected
The Fifa president said broadcasters had offered ’100 times less’ to screen the Women’s World Cup compared to the men’s tournament.
Hopes for Women’s World Cup prize money to match men’s by 2027, Saudi sponsorship plans dropped
Vera Pauw’s Ireland will feature at this summer’s tournament.
Gianni Infantino re-elected Fifa president until 2027
The 52-year-old Swiss lawyer stood unopposed at the congress of world football’s governing body.
Gianni Infantino set to be re-elected Fifa president without formal vote
Infantino will be re-elected by acclimation as he is the only candidate.
Fifa chief Infantino quizzed by Swiss prosecutors
The boss of world football has been facing proceedings since July 2020.
Fifa boss Infantino under fire for behaviour at Pele's wake
The organisation’s president took a selfie with some of the late star’s old teammates on Monday right beside the open coffin.
Last year
Fifa readies 48-team World Cup
For the first time, football’s greatest tournament will be held across three host nations — the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Fifa announce expanded 32-team Club World Cup from 2025
New-look club competition to take place every four years, while Fifa also plan new ‘World Series’ international friendly tournament.
Preview: A World Cup in Qatar is not an aberration - It is football's logical end
The Qatar World Cup distills the essence of what the sport has become.
Fifa President Gianni Infantino accuses World Cup critics of 'hypocrisy'
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
Infantino is just the third president of the organisation since 1974.
Broadcasters offer '100 times less' for Women's World Cup
The competition in July-August will have 32 teams for the first time.
Fury at Fifa chief Infantino's kickabout in Indonesia
The initial tweet by the PSSI, whose posts rarely get replies in more than double figures, was deluged with more than 4,000 replies.
Permanent change to five substitutes approved, automatic offside detector edges closer
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
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
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
Infantino controversially referenced migrants risking drowning in the Mediterranean during a speech.
All time
Fifa president thinks there is already majority support for biennial World Cup
Gianni Infantino: ‘If I was going to a vote tomorrow probably the majority would vote in favour of World Cups every two years.’
Fifa ethics committee drops violation case against president
It was determined that there was insufficient evidence to warrant further pursuing the case.
Criminal proceedings brought against Fifa president Infantino
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
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
‘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
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
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
Gianni Infantino congratulated the player, and she had a message for him.
Fifa president Infantino seeking to expand women's World Cup
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
The 49-year-old stood unopposed for re-election.
'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
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.
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.
Fifa exploring possibility of 48-team 2022 World Cup - Infantino
The tournament takes place in Qatar in three years.
Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar
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
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
Accommodating more sides would vastly complicate Qatar’s task in preparing for the competition.
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.
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.
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.
'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.