The president of FIFA will take a seat on the IOC for the first time in more than four years. Gianni Infantino, who succeeded fellow Swiss Sepp Blatter as the head of world soccer’s governing body in February 2016, won another term as FIFA president in June. Blatter was relieved of his IOC membership in
“Gracias a los que me quieren, y a los que no…a todos los amo hoy” dijo Gianni Infantino para agradecer emocionado, desde la tribuna parisina, su reelección por aclamación para un segundo mandato al frente de la poderosa FIFA. No se recurrió a la votación de las 211 federaciones nacionales presentes en el 69 Congreso,
FIFA President Gianni Infantino, running unopposed, wins re-election by acclamation at the FIFA Congress in Paris. A statute introduced earlier this week by the FIFA Council meant there was no need for a vote to give the 49-year-old Swiss his first full four-year term. Infantino was elected in February 2016 to replace the disgraced Sepp
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter is still not ready to move on from his ugly exit as the head of world football’s governing body. Blatter left his post in disgrace almost four years ago, embroiled in a long-running corruption scandal. He was later banned for eight years by FIFA, though the penalty was later reduced
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will not be expanding to 48 teams. FIFA President Gianni Infantino strongly supported efforts to grow the tournament from 32 teams and an internal feasibility study supporting the expansion was given full backing by the FIFA Council during its meeting in Miami in March. Increasing the number of
(WFI) Gianni Infantino speaks with reporters at Concacaf Congress (Getty Images)Infantino was asked by Around the Rings in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he attended the CONCACAF Congress, about the possibility of modifying the current regulations that allow three over-age players in the under-23 national teams competing in the men’s Olympic soccer tournament. “For Tokyo 2020, there
(WFI) United 2026 bid leaders said they believed they had a clear path to victory, in the end the votes told the story.
(WFI) David Chung cites “personal reasons” for stepping down.
(ATR) FIFA president Gianni Infantino has promised a “fair and transparent” World Cup bidding race. FIFA President Gianni Infantino (Getty Images) World football’s governing body said it had received official bid dossiers from the two 2026 bidders – a joint application from the U.S., Canada and Mexico and one from Morocco. The five-member 2026 bid
(WFI)- A big decision on Video Assistant Referees could come at the upcoming FIFA Council meeting in Bogota.