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  • Fifa president Gianni Infantino with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

    Infantino lands in Dhaka

    Fifa president Gianni Infantino arrived in Dhaka for his one-day goodwill visit.

  • Infantino hails VAR 'great success' at Confed Cup

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino hails the video assistant referee (VAR) system as a "great success" at the Confederations Cup, but admits it still needs improving.

  • Fifa World Cup 2022: Infantino 'confident' in 2022 despite Qatar crisis

    FIFA is confident the diplomatic crisis sweeping Qatar will normalise and not threaten the 2022 World Cup, the organisation's president, Gianni Infantino, said in an interview.

  • FIFA finances 'extremely solid'

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino claimed on Monday that the finances of football's governing body were "extremely solid", despite it posting a $369 million loss earlier this year.

  • FIFA chief ‘confident’ of video officials at WC

    Video assistance for referees could be a reality at next year's World Cup finals despite teething problems when they were tested at the Club World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

  • Asian fringe ready for World Cup expansion

    FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will be a catalyst to soccer's growth in countries hovering on the fringe of the showpiece tournament, according to Japan Football Association (JFA) president Kozo Tashima.

  • Asia chief predicts positive impact of World Cup expansion

    FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will address Asia's long-standing demand for greater representation in the showpiece tournament, Asian Football Confederation president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said on Wednesday.

  • FIFA agrees to expand World Cup to 48 teams

    FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament, and make it too long and unwieldy.

  • Deep division as FIFA decides on expanded World Cup

    FIFA's governing council is set to decide on Tuesday whether to expand the World Cup, a controversial idea that has created deep divisions among global football's most powerful camps.

  • 48-team WC to boost revenue

    Increasing the World Cup from 32 teams to 48, as proposed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino, would generate an additional $640 million (605 million euros), according to a confidential FIFA report seen by AFP on Friday.

  • European elite oppose WC expansion

    The powerful body representing Europe's top clubs on Thursday said it opposed the proposed enlargement of the World Cup, saying leading players were already under too much strain.

  • ‘Asia backs 48-team World Cup’

    FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on Thursday said Asian countries backed his plan to expand the World Cup to 48 teams -- and added that up to three countries should be allowed to co-host the tournament.

  • FIFA boss urges zero tolerance for child abuse

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino has called for "zero tolerance" of child abuse in football and promised to look into ways the global governing body can do more to prevent it in the wake of the scandal sweeping the game in England.

  • Infantino floats 48-team World Cup idea

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Monday he would like to expand the number of teams in the World Cup to 48 by adding a one-match playoff at the tournament's start.

  • Infantino meets with Maradona

    Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona, a long-time critic of FIFA, has talks in Paris with its president Gianni Infantino, the global soccer body said on Tuesday.

  • Infantino slams 'enemies' painting him as 'greedy'

    FIFA's new chief Gianni Infantino accuses "enemies" of trying to paint him as greedy, and voices surprise at revelations that his disgraced predecessor and his deputies awarded themselves millions in dubious bonuses.

  • FIFA headquarters searched, documents seized

    Swiss investigators search FIFA's Zurich headquarters and seize documents, the country's prosecution authority says, while FIFA says the search targets sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner.

  • We're like brothers: Wes Morgan

    Leicester City captain Wes Morgan is over the moon about his side's historic English Premier League triumph and credits the spirit within the team for the fairytale turnaround.

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