FIFA members gather ahead of Gianni Infantino's re-election

Soccer Jun 4, 2019

FIFA members gather ahead of Gianni Infantino's re-election

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is meeting his 211 voters one day ahead of his re-election for a new four-year term. Infantino is attending a series of meetings on Tuesday hosted by soccer's six continental governing bodies in central Paris hotels. All 211 FIFA member federations meet ...

Soccer Mar 17, 2018

Video review OK'd for World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup. The last step toward giving match officials high-tech help in Russia was agreed to on Friday by FIFA's ruling council chaired by president Gianni Infantino. "We are extremely happy with that ...

Soccer Feb 16, 2017

FIFA chief Infantino supports co-hosting for 2026 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday he intends to encourage co-hosting for the 2026 World Cup that could divide the tournament up between as many as four countries. "We will encourage co-hosting for the World Cup because we need FIFA to show we are ...

Asia eyes extra slots in bigger World Cup

Soccer / World Cup Jan 11, 2017

Asia eyes extra slots in bigger World Cup

The Asian Football Confederation said Wednesday that the continent deserves to be among the chief recipients of extra World Cup places following FIFA's decision to expand the event to 48 teams. All confederations will be eager to capture as many as possible of the extra ...

FIFA approves 48-team World Cup for 2026

Soccer Jan 10, 2017

FIFA approves 48-team World Cup for 2026

FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament, and make it too long and unwieldy. Soccer's governing body said on its Twitter feed that ...