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FIFA, Football’s Governing Body, Makes Financial Pitch To Win Support For Biennial World Cups

Dec 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

FIFA, in its recent pitch for the biennial World Cups, has claimed that the financial revenue would jump by USD 4.4 billion to USD 11.4 billion over a period of four years and also diminish the window for other sports to dominate.

Boxing, Weightlifting Among Olympic Sports In Danger Of Losing 2028 Los Angeles Spots

Dec 10, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon have been left off the initial list of 28 on the 2028 programme for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, which will be put to IOC members for approval in February.


European Leagues Oppose FIFA's Biennial Football World Cup Plan

The 33-nation European Leagues group was briefed by FIFA officials, including Arsene Wenger, who shaped the proposal that includes biennial World Cups and fewer, but longer, breaks in domestic seasons.

Football Risks Losing Its Appeal, Warns FIFA Chief Gianni Infantino

Oct 21, 2021 PTI

Infantino made it clear that his organisation — a behemoth in the world of sports — is not solely guided by revenue.


Gianni Infantino Explains Outcomes Of FIFA Council Meeting

The FIFA Council confirmed that the 72nd FIFA Congress will be held on 31st March 2022 in Doha, Qatar, in conjunction with the Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

19 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Gianni Infantino Wants Suspended Brazil-Argentina Tie To Happen

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina in Sao Paulo was suspended after seven minutes due to alleged breaches of COVID-19 protocols.


26 August, 2021

FIFA Seeks British PM Boris Johnson's Help To Resolve Premier League-World Cup Qualifiers 'Quarantine' Crisis

Agencies

English Premier League defied FIFA to decide that almost 60 players from 19 clubs would not be released next week to fly off to World Cup qualifiers in 26 countries on Britain's red list


22 May, 2021

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Denies Supporting European Super League

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Gianni Infantino vowed FIFA would protect football from competitions that are 'wrong' and denied encouraging the proposed European Super League


20 March, 2021

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Open To Changing Calendar After Arsene Wenger World Cup Proposal

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Arsene Wenger has proposed radical alterations to the international calendar, and Gianni Infantino insists FIFA must be open to any changes.


08 January, 2021

Amnesty Critical Of FIFA President Gianni Infantino Starring In Saudi PR Video

Agencies

Infantino overlooked FIFA's own significant issues with Saudi Arabia in the meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman


01 September, 2020

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Welcomes Law Changes That Improve Workers' Rights In Qatar

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Qatar, host of the next World Cup, has passed new laws that should improve workers' rights in the country, with FIFA applauding the move


03 August, 2020

Gianni Infantino Not Reckless For Taking No Notes At Attorney General Talks: FIFA

Agencies

FIFA deputy secretary general Alasdair Bell defended Gianni Infantino's conduct while claiming not to know the specifics of the meetings, denying his boss had acted recklessly


02 August, 2020

Gianni Infantino Should Remain FIFA President During Probe - Report

Agencies

A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into FIFA president Gianni Infantino's conduct over his meetings with the country's attorney general


30 July, 2020

Switzerland Launches Criminal Proceedings Against FIFA Boss Gianni Infantino

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has previously denied any wrongdoing in relation to the accusations


03 July, 2020

Special Prosecutor To Probe Attorney General-FIFA President Meetings

Agencies

Michael Lauber and Gianni Infantino met twice in 2016, soon after the FIFA president was elected, and again in June 2017 while the attorney general controlled a sprawling investigation into corruption


24 April, 2020

Coronavirus: FIFA Starts Distributing $150 Million To Member Associations

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President Gianni Infantino said FIFA has a "duty to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs"


17 March, 2020

FIFA Backs Euro, Copa America Postponements As Gianni Infantino Proposes $10m WHO Donation

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On Tuesday, FIFA will discuss how to arrange 2021 to cope with rescheduled tournaments, as well as potential global coronavirus support


29 February, 2020

FIFA Warns Coronavirus Could Postpone International Matches

Agencies

This weekend's matches in the leading two divisions in Switzerland, where football's global governing body FIFA has its headquarters, were postponed on Friday after the government banned all events involving more than a thousand people


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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