Gianni Infantino

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

The West, FIFA and Us: We're all being hypocritical about the World Cup

Pro-migrant, anticolonial discourse has been weaponised to support Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup

November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022

World Cup fans 'can survive' without beer: FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Saturday that World Cup fans can survive for three hours a day without beer after sales were banned around stadiums.

November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022

FIFA appeals for World Cup ceasefire in Ukraine

The president of the world football body called Tuesday for a one-month ceasefire in Ukraine to mark the World Cup, saying sport could bring people together.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

‘Please, let's now focus on the football’

FIFA has written to World Cup teams urging them to focus on the soccer in Qatar and not let the sport be dragged into ideological or political "battles".

January 2, 2019
January 2, 2019

2022 WC should be expanded to 48 teams if possible: Infantino

FIFA should if possible increase the size of the soccer World Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 from 32 teams, the global governing body's president Gianni Infantino said.

May 9, 2017
May 9, 2017

Infantino says will meet with racism victim Muntari

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he intends to talk with Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari, the victim of racist abuse in Italian football, and vowed to fight racist "idiots".

March 4, 2017
March 4, 2017

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.

December 9, 2016
December 9, 2016

'Disrespectful Infantino won't answer my calls'

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says successor Gianni Infantino has showed him no respect by failing to return his phone calls.

December 8, 2016
December 8, 2016

‘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.

December 8, 2016
December 8, 2016

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.