FIFA says Gianni Infantino should remain president during probe

Soccer Aug 2, 2020

FIFA says Gianni Infantino should remain president during probe

Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world soccer's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the ...

Swiss criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Soccer Jul 31, 2020

Swiss criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened by a Swiss special prosecutor on Thursday, plunging the soccer body into a new scandal and potentially threatening the tenure of the man who was brought in to restore its tarnished reputation. FIFA said it ...

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 ...

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 ...

FIFA boss backs bigger World Cup

Soccer Dec 17, 2016

FIFA boss backs bigger World Cup

by Andrew McKirdy

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Saturday claimed there are "no down sides" to expanding the World Cup to 48 teams and "no taboos" in discussing changes to soccer's flagship competition. Infantino has proposed increasing the number of teams at the World Cup from the current ...

FIFA reveals Blatter, allies awarded selves $80 million

Soccer Jun 4, 2016

FIFA reveals Blatter, allies awarded selves $80 million

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a "coordinated attempt" to enrich themselves through annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, world soccer's governing body said on Friday. FIFA said an internal investigation revealed that the three officials had ...

Soccer / World Cup Mar 5, 2016

FIFA boss wants 2026 bid process to be clean

FIFA must make the 2026 World Cup bidding process "absolutely bulletproof" because the entire organization's credibility is at stake, new president Gianni Infantino said on Friday. Infantino, elected FIFA boss last week, hopes to start 2026 bidding within three months after it was delayed by ...