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Africa elected Ahmad for change, says FIFA chief

Africa elected Ahmad for change, says FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday the election of Ahmad Ahmad as Confederation of African Football chief was "a vote for change" after almost 30 years under Cameroonian Issa Hayatou.

FIFA president to encourage co-hosting for 2026 Cup

FIFA president to encourage co-hosting for 2026 Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday he intends to encourage co-hosting for the 2026 soccer World Cup that could bring together three or four countries with four or five stadiums each.

World Cup expansion on the cards despite misgivings

World Cup expansion on the cards despite misgivings

FIFA is set to ignore the old adage about not messing with a winning formula by approving president Gianni Infantino's plans to expand the World Cup.

FIFA boss says federations back expanded World Cup

FIFA boss says federations back expanded World Cup

Football federations are "overwhelmingly in favour" of expanding the existing 32-nation World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday.

Blatter blasts Infantino over lack of respect

Blatter blasts Infantino over lack of respect

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter accused his successor Gianni Infantino of showing a lack of respect for him in an interview with the BBC.

FIFA boss proposes 48-team World Cup

FIFA boss proposes 48-team World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has put forward a new 48-team format for the 2026 World Cup in a speech in Colombia on Monday.

FIFA chief slams 'enemies' painting him as 'greedy'

FIFA chief slams 'enemies' painting him as 'greedy'

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

Infantino asserts 2022 World Cup will be in Qatar

Infantino asserts 2022 World Cup will be in Qatar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino insisted that the 2022 World Cup would be hosted by Qatar as planned. Infantino told reporters in Doha: “Of course, the World Cup will take place in Qatar in 2022.”

Emir meets FIFA president

Emir meets FIFA president

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met at Al Bahr Palace on Thursday evening with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

FIFA president Infantino visits Qatar

FIFA president Infantino visits Qatar

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has met with HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani during a visit to Qatar which is hosting the 2022 World Cup, the committee overseeing preparations for the event said.

FIFA president Infantino to visit Russia, Qatar

FIFA president Infantino to visit Russia, Qatar

Newly elected FIFA President Gianni Infantino will visit the next two hosts of the World Cup, Russia and Qatar, next week, the global soccer body said on Friday.

Swiss police raid UEFA headquarters to examine contract

Swiss police raid UEFA headquarters to examine contract

Swiss police raided the headquarters of the European soccer body UEFA to gather information about a contract signed by Gianni Infantino, now head of FIFA, that was reported in the Panama Papers.