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New president Gianni Infantino promises ''to bring FIFA back to football''

New president Gianni Infantino promises ''to bring FIFA back to football''

Selected quotes from Swiss Gianni Infantino`s first news conference after the former UEFA general secretary was elected president of scandal-hit world soccer`s governing body FIFA on Friday:

Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016: As it happened...

Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016: As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich's Hallenstadion.

FIFA to pick post-Sepp Blatter leader today in bid to end to crisis

FIFA to pick post-Sepp Blatter leader today in bid to end to crisis

The landmark presidential contest has become an Asia v Europe battle.

Football: Africa kingmakers face moment of truth in FIFA race

Africa`s football powerbrokers meet in Rwanda on Friday, poised to make or break the dreams of the five men chasing the biggest job in the sport -- the presidency of FIFA.

Euro parliament deputies hit out at FIFA candidates for backing out of debate

Euro parliament deputies hit out at FIFA candidates for backing out of debate

With the FIFA vote less than a month away, all but French former FIFA official Jerome Champagne backed out of a debate planned Wednesday at the European parliament.

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein asks FIFA to investigate Africa-Asia MOU

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein asks FIFA to investigate Africa-Asia MOU

Bin Ali says that he has always promoted cross-regional understanding.

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says he would examine role of US law, consulting firms

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says he would examine role of US law, consulting firms

Salman says a close look is needed because he isn't fully convinced FIFA was getting enough out of the relationship.

Under-fire Michel Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency

Under-fire Michel Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency

Platini said he has done nothing wrong and was still hoping to win an appeal in time to have been allowed back in time for the election on February 26.

Michel Platini not among 5 candidates approved to run for FIFA president

Michel Platini not among 5 candidates approved to run for FIFA president

FIFA approved five candidates to stand in presidential vote, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.

Seven candidates in running for FIFA presidency

Seven candidates in running for FIFA presidency

Candidates need the backing of at least five of FIFA's 209 association members before they can be considered.

Asia chief calls for unity on FIFA, hails ''unique'' Michel Platini

Asia chief calls for unity on FIFA, hails ''unique'' Michel Platini

Asia`s football chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa called for the region to unify behind one candidate in next year`s FIFA presidential election and stopped short of endorsing UEFA president Michel Platini for the job on Thursday.

Victory or bust for Jordan's charming Prince Ali

Victory or bust for Jordan's charming Prince Ali

A quiet, steely, determination runs through Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, the Jordanian royal who has brought a breath of fresh air to FIFA politics since he was elected to its executive committee four years ago.

Qatar World Cup shift gives Japan winter blues

Qatar World Cup shift gives Japan winter blues

A November start to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would cause severe disruption to Japan`s domestic football schedule, the head of the J-League told AFP on Monday.

AFC ask associations to hire match-fixing watchdogs

The Asian Football Confederation has asked its member associations to appoint integrity officials to report any issues of match-fixing as they battle to clear up corruption in the sport.

Bahrain`s Sheikh Salman voted new AFC president

Bahrain`s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was voted the new president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday, replacing disgraced ex-leader Mohamed bin Hammam.