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Fifa chief urges action after racist abuse halts Serie A game

Infantino says those responsible must be identified and thrown out of stadium.

Infantino vows to push ahead with a new Women’s World League

Gianni Infantino says he originally came up with the idea in 2017 and the plan received positive feedback from football officials across the world.

Fifa dragging its feet in Afghan sex abuse scandal, says coach

Afghanistan's women's football team was formed in 2010 but some conservative-minded Afghans still oppose women playing sports.

Infantino rejects ‘colonialism’ criticism

Infantino says that it is important that African football has competitions where 'people trust the organisation.'

Infantino re-elected for second term as FIFA president

Gianni Infantino believes he has turned FIFA into a 'credible' organisation. He is re-elected as the body's president for the second-term.

Former FIFA boss Blatter says money risks ruining the sport

Sepp Blatter who was found guilty in a corruption scandal in 2015 is now saying that money risks is ruining the sport.

Fifa president calls on Dr Mahathir

Gianni Infantino was accompanied by Japan Football Association president Kohzo Tashima and Asian Football Confederation secretary-general Windsor John.

Offer to invest US$25 billion in new FIFA Club World Cup...

FIFA president Gianni Infantino offer to invest US$25 billion in an expanded Club World Cup has been rejected.

Infantino set to serve a second term as FIFA president

The 48-year-old, who took charge of the international body in 2016, is the sole candidate for the post.

German football boss blasts Infantino over lack of transparency

German Football Federation president Reinhard Grindel castigated FIFA president Gianni Infantino over a lack of transparency on new competition proposals.

Infantino says has wide support for 48-team World Cup in Qatar

Qatar has been locked in a bitter dispute with Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain that has complicated the prospect of sharing matches in an expanded tournament.

4 years to next World Cup but will it be 32...

The head of world football's governing body has been pressing in recent weeks for the 2022 finals to expand from the 32 teams in Russia this year to 48.

Infantino plays down hopes of expanded World Cup in Qatar

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said that a 48-team World Cup in 2022 would be unlikely to happen.

Infantino interfered in changes to FIFA ethics code, report says

According to the report, FIFA president Gianni Infantino broke the world football body's rules by interfering in the rewriting of its ethics code.

World Cup expansion possible for 2022, says Infantino

Qatar was awarded the hosting rights in late 2010 and has been planning for a 32-team tournament since.

FIFA chief heading for trouble over pet projects

Infantino's Saudi-backed plans, which have already been harshly criticised, are on the agenda of Friday's meeting of FIFA's ruling council.

Grindel and Infantino spar over Turkish bid for Euro 2024

DFB president Reinhard Grindel was unhappy that his FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino had met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding Turkey's bid to host Euro 2024.

FIFA president Infantino thanks Russia for ‘best World Cup’ ever

Gianni Infantino was effusive in his praise of the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA boss says Saudi-Iran spat should keep out of football

The diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran has caused football clubs from the two countries to be unable to play in each other's country.

FIFA’s Infantino says Italy’s World Cup failure is a wake-up call

The FIFA president says he almost cried after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup, adding he would have liked to have given the cup to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon.

FIFA chief Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup

New president of football's governing body suggests 16 teams from a preliminary knockout round of 32, meeting another 16 seeded teams in the final rounds.