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Work closely with All India Football Federation: FIFA to I-League clubs

Earlier, six I-League clubs had written to FIFA Chief Gianni Infantino asking him to intervene and save Indian football.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:11 PM IST

FIFA Women's World Cup to feature 32 teams from 2023

The FIFA Council unanimously agreed to a proposal to expand the number of teams taking part in World Cup from 24 to 32.

Aug 01, 2019, 12:14 PM IST

FIFA's African football takeover plan set for court challenge

Infantino claimed last week that the unprecedented move to step in and administer African football would "significantly improve" the sport in the continent.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:50 PM IST

Gianni Infantino says African football will 'significantly improve' with FIFA help

Infantino also brushed aside suggestions that there was widespread opposition to the move which followed corruption allegations against CAF president Ahmad Ahmad.

Jul 18, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

Working to see if we can get 48 teams in the 2022 World Cup: Gianni Infantino

Infantino, who is in Brazil for a meeting of the South American Football Confederation, told delegates he was working to ensure the increase for the Qatar tournament, which would mean a guaranteed two extra places for South American sides.

Apr 10, 2019, 21:19 PM IST

Revamped FIFA Club World Cup important for Asia: Gianni Infantino

Infantino`s desire to expand the tournament from seven teams to 24 when it is relaunched in 2021 has been opposed by the European Club Association (ECA), which has issued a boycott threat.

Apr 06, 2019, 17:20 PM IST

48-team Qatar World Cup will be too long: Spanish legend Xavi Hernandez

Former Barcelona great Xavi, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, said 48 teams would not be the right option for 2022 tournament in Qatar. 

Mar 19, 2019, 12:40 PM IST

FIFA will go ahead with new 24-team Club World Cup: Gianni Infantino

Infantino, speaking at a news conference, said FIFA had made the decision at its council meeting on Friday.

Mar 16, 2019, 09:23 AM IST

India to host FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020

This will be the second FIFA tournament India will be hosting, after the U-17 Men's World Cup in 2017.

Mar 16, 2019, 06:26 AM IST

FIFA considering Oman, Kuwait as potential hosts for 2022 World Cup games: Reports

The World Cup will be expanded from 32 to 48 teams in 2026, but FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed bringing forward the enlarged format to 2022.

Mar 07, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

FIFA, Qatar set up joint venture to deliver 2022 World Cup

FIFA, in a statement, said that it would hold a 51 percent share of the venture while the Qatar organising committee would hold 49 percent.

Feb 06, 2019, 12:42 PM IST

Most football associations support 48-team World Cup in Qatar, says FIFA chief

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt launched a diplomatic and trade boycott of Qatar in June 2017 that has complicated the prospect of sharing the tournament.

Jan 18, 2019, 13:04 PM IST

FIFA task force meets to examine Gianni Infantino's tournament plans

FIFA president Gianni Infantino proposes a revamped Club World Cup, which would be played every four years with up to 24 teams, while his Nations League would take the form of a mini World Cup with an eight teams. 

Dec 10, 2018, 10:21 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi thanks FIFA chief after receiving special jersey at G20 Summit

Prime Minister Modi thanked the FIFA president for presenting him with the special jersey and said that it is impossible to not think about football when in Argentina. 

Dec 02, 2018, 14:51 PM IST

South American final in Madrid is a one-off, says FIFA President Gianni Infantino

The second leg of the final between River Plate and Boca Juniors was postponed on Nov. 24 after the Boca team bus was attacked and players injured as it approached River’s Monumental stadium. 

Dec 01, 2018, 23:58 PM IST

Super League players would risk a World Cup ban: FIFA President Gianni Infantino

A 16-team Super League would replace the Champions League and feature 11 `founders`- including Lionel Messi`s Barcelona and Real Madrid- who could not be relegated for the first 20 years.

Nov 08, 2018, 20:46 PM IST

Russia inaugurates FIFA World Cup with ceremony boycotted by Western leaders

Key Western leaders boycotted the ceremony to avoid legitimizing the Putin state.

Jun 15, 2018, 11:58 AM IST

Russia ready to welcome the world: FIFA chief Gianni Infantino

 Russia is "100 percent ready" to host the World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday as he addressed concerns about racism, human rights and security in the host country a week before the tournament begins. 

Jun 07, 2018, 09:29 AM IST

FIFA begins talks on ambitious new competitions

FIFA began talks on Monday over two new proposed competitions which could reshape international soccer and be worth billions of dollars to the global soccer body.

May 01, 2018, 09:32 AM IST

FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches

FIFA has lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football, a move hailed by the country`s sports authorities on Saturday as a boost for its most popular game.

Mar 17, 2018, 17:29 PM IST