Gianni Infantino

Infantino calls Iran to allow women into stadiums

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says Iran must start allowing women into football stadiums. Iranian women have been banned from stadiums when men's teams have been playing since just after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, BBC reports. But …

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Infantino re-elected FIFA president

  Gianni Infantino was re-elected FIFA president unopposed at the congress of world football’s governing body in Paris today as he claimed to have turned the organisation from being “toxic and almost …

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FIFA may host some World Cup games outside Qatar

Some 2022 World Cup games could be placed outside bid winner Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said. "Is it feasible to do it only in Qatar? Difficult probably," the  FIFA head said. "Is it …

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FIFA set up task force over new tournament plans

FIFA have set up a task force to examine president Gianni Infantino’s plans for a new Club World Cup and Global Nations League, avoiding a damaging split with UEFA over the controversial proposals, Reuters reported. …

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Infantino: 2018 World Cup in Russia 'Best Ever'

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that the 2018 World Cup has changed the perception of Russia among all countries, as the visitors have discovered a hospitable country, full of people, who are keen to show to the world …

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FIFA pleased with 2018 World Cup organization

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was confident the 2018 World Cup would be impeccably organized. "I have rarely been so relaxed about the organization of an event," he said. "Russia wants to …

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FIFA: Russia 2018 to be the best World Cup ever

FIFA president Gianni Infantino anticipated a big success for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. "From what I've seen I am convinced that Russia 2018 will be the best World Cup ever. Everything is ready, and what is …

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FIFA to help settling Qatar crisis

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said that he does not believe that the diplomatic crisis which has embroiled 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar will threaten its staging of the tournament. Infantino said that FIFA was …

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Putin to meet with FIFA chief in Krasnodar

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting of the Council for developing physical culture and sports today in Russia’s Krasnodar, the Kremlin press service said. The meeting will focus on measures aimed …

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FIFA to give Africa more World Cup slots

FIFA president Gianni Infantino promised to come good on a promise to hike Africa's World Cup finals berths to nine or ten during a visit to the impoverished West African state of Mauritania this week. According to …

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Putin to meet FIFA chief Infantino

Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet FIFA chief Gianni Infantino in Moscow on Friday ahead of this weekend’s draw for the Confederations Cup, the Kremlin announced on Thursday, World Soccer Talk …

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Putin to meet FIFA President

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will pay an official visit to Russia on October 21 and hopes to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. …

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FIFA may expand number of World Cup teams

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested opening up the competition to 48 countries from 2026. The proposal to expand the competition to 40 teams was part of Infantino’s manifesto when he was elected to …

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