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Gianni Infantino

6 Jan 2017
Increasing the World Cup from 32 teams to 48, as proposed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino, would generate an additional $640 million (605 million euros), according to a confidential FIFA report seen by AFP on Friday.
4 Jan 2017
FIFA has called in two lawyers to act as mediators in conflicts with staff amid mass changes at world football's governing body.
28 Dec 2016
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Wednesday he will not be a "dictator" in discussions over his proposal to expand the World Cup finals from 32 to 48 teams.
19 Dec 2016
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has ruled out taking the 2018 World Cup from Russia in the wake of the latest findings of the McLaren report.
17 Dec 2016
FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes to see video referees used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia -- if its teething problems have been fixed in time.
9 Dec 2016
Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter accused his successor Gianni Infantino of showing a lack of respect for him in an interview with the BBC.
8 Dec 2016
FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday vowed "zero tolerance" for child sex abuse in football following an escalating scandal involving coaches and former players in England.
7 Dec 2016
FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to expand the World Cup finals to 48 teams featuring 16 groups of three starting with the 2026 tournament, a source within world football's governing body told AFP on Wednesday.
24 Nov 2016
Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet FIFA chief Gianni Infantino in Moscow on Friday ahead of this weekend's draw for the Confederations Cup, the Kremlin announced on Thursday.
23 Nov 2016
FIFA president Gianni Infantino wrapped up the first of 11 executive meetings with federation representatives Wednesday by saying those gathered in Paris were all in favour of expanding the World Cup.
14 Oct 2016
FIFA president Gianni Infantino built momentum towards expanding the World Cup Friday as some powerbrokers appeared to back the move, while sceptics will have to be convinced before a final call in January.
13 Oct 2016
A 48-team proposal, favoured by Infantino, would see the 16 group winners of a qualifying round automatically book a place in the tournament, while an additional 32 teams would compete in a new pre-tournament playoff.

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