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Gianni Infantino


FIFA president Infantino tests positive for COVID-19

October 27, 2020 9:51 pm

Infantino's infection comes as Switzerland reports a spike in COVID-19 cases.

FIFA damage 'irreversible' over investigation into Gianni Infantino

August 04, 2020 10:22 am

It is five years since Sepp Blatter was toppled by a FIFA ethics verdict of financial wrongdoing which came in the fallout from a wave of arrests of high-ranking football officials by Swiss and American authorities.

Criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

July 30, 2020 7:39 pm

A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been opened by a Swiss special prosecutor.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino warns against re-starting football too early

April 11, 2020 11:33 am

Soccer around the world has come to a standstill with domestic leagues on hold and major tournaments such as Euro 2020 and the Copa America postponed for one year.

Gianni Infantino eyes reboot of packed footballing calendar

March 24, 2020 9:30 am

Before the pandemic, Gianni Infantino added to the calendar by expanding the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams for the 2026 edition, and by trying to launch a 24-team Club World Cup next year.

FIFA tells Iran it is time to allow women into stadiums

September 19, 2019 10:22 pm

Infantino said in a FIFA statement he was hopeful that the Iranian football federation and government authorities had been receptive to "our repeated calls to address this unacceptable situation."

Gianni Infantino rejects "colonialism" criticism

July 18, 2019 7:06 pm

FIFA last month took the unprecedented move of announcing it would jointly administer African football with CAF and would send it its Senegalese secretary general Fatma Samoura on a ninth-month secondment to overhaul the African body.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino tells Iran to let women into World Cup qualifiers

June 21, 2019 4:22 pm

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has demanded Iran provide assurances women will be allowed to attend 2022 World Cup qualifiers after expressing disappointment the country has reneged on its commitments to open up stadiums.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino struggles to turn big plans into reality

June 03, 2019 4:24 pm

Since his appointment in 2016, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has a big year ahead to overcome the obstacles related to his plans, including the new format of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Gianni Infantino holds Kuwait talks on staging 2022 World Cup games

April 15, 2019 1:05 pm

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has held talks with Kuwaiti politicians and soccer leaders about the country staging games at the 2022 World Cup if the Qatar tournament is enlarged to 48 teams