Reuters | , Geneva
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:47 PM IST
- World Cup matches will play to full stadiums in Qatar next year, global soccer body FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.
Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:54 PM IST
FIFA said the “main purpose” of the two-day trip to Saudi Arabia during the coronavirus pandemic was “to witness the signing of the historic declaration between the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.”
Madrid | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Pérez also in 2019 formed the World Football Club Association, which has been formulating plans for new competitions of its own. Those proposals only emerged in reports after Pérez met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Bern, Switzerland | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:23 PM IST
FIFA President Gianni Infantino could face an investigation for disloyal management for using a FIFA-booked private jet to fly to Geneva from Suriname after visiting member federations in the Caribbean.
Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added in a statement.
Vienna | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:21 PM IST
FIFA would help fund a global agency to tackle corruption in sport, its president Gianni Infantino said.
Lausanne | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 10:18 PM IST
“After examining the relevant documentation and evidence, the chairperson of the investigatory chamber has decided to file the complaint and close the case due to the evident lack of a prima facie case regarding any alleged breach of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” FIFA said a statement.
Zurich | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Now Infantino’s talks with Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber about the sprawling investigation into football corruption has put them both in the sights of a special prosecutor. There are records of what was said in the three meetings.
Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 02:11 PM IST
A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino’s conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country’s attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption.
Geneva | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 08:50 PM IST
Keller has uncovered “elements that make up reprehensible behavior,” according to a statement from the Swiss authority overseeing the federal prosecutors office.
ZURICH | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 09:38 PM IST
FIFA’s 211 member associations will receive a $1 million grant “to protect and restart football” and can access interest-free loans of up to $5 million. Each member association will also receive an additional $500,000 grant for women’s soccer.
Geneva | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 09:09 PM IST
A Swiss government panel overseeing the federal prosecution office said it appointed Stefan Keller to evaluate four complaints filed by unidentified people.
GENEVA | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 11:02 PM IST
FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Kattner guilty of conflicts of interest and abuse of position, including obtaining a recording of a FIFA Council meeting from which he had been excluded.
New Delhi | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 03:09 PM IST
By showing solidarity on Black Lives Matter, federations, leagues have recognised athletes’ right to protest.
Zurich | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Blatter hit out at Infantino’s proposed expansion of the FIFA World Cup to 48 teams and stated he wants to convert the sport into a money churning machine.
Belfast | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Meanwhile five Serie A games in Italy will be played behind closed doors, with leagues in Japan and South Korea postponed earlier this week.
Doha | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 11:56 PM IST
The president of world football’s governing body is in Qatar for the final of this year’s Club World Cup, with Liverpool facing Flamengo on Saturday in what will be the penultimate edition of the tournament in its current format.
New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 02:43 PM IST
FIFA President Gianni Infantino had announced in March that India will be the host of the 2020 U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Parma | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 12:32 PM IST
Play was briefly suspended after Fiore’s Brazilian wing-back Dalbert reportedly told referee Daniele Orsato he had been the target of racist abuse from fans at the Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma.
Human Rights Watch wants FIFA to act on complaints of sexual abuse of women players by Afghan Football Federation leaders
New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 05:13 PM IST
FIFA needs to speedily and fairly investigate all AFF members accused of facilitating abuse and set up effective measures to ensure the safety of whistle-blowers and survivors, HRW said in a statement.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Former captain Bhutia did not say it in as many words but it appeared he was not against the idea of merger to settle the controversy surrounding the Indian Super League and the I-League.
Stockholm | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 05:56 PM IST
“Swedish football is in mourning. Lennart Johansson has died. He passed away on the evening of June 4 aged 89 after a short illness,” the federation said.
Lausanne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 06:28 AM IST
FIFA said it had abandoned the expansion plans “following a thorough and comprehensive consultation process” which led to the conclusion that “under the current circumstances such a proposal could not be made now”.
New Delhi | By ANI
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 11:01 PM IST
Chennai City won their maiden I-League title earlier this month, after a nail-biting final day finish, which saw them finishing the league with 43 points, just a point above East Bengal.
Miami | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 10:18 AM IST
Against the wishes of European soccer leaders, FIFA pushed through plans for a revamped World Cup of clubs featuring 24 teams at a meeting of its governing council Friday
Miami | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 11:49 PM IST
An internal feasibility study supporting the expansion, which is being strongly pushed by President Gianni Infantino, was given full backing by the FIFA council in Miami.
Miami | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 10:52 PM IST
The new tournament, which has drawn threats of a boycott from leading European clubs, is to be staged in June-July 2021 instead of the Confederations Cup.
Istanbul | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2019 11:37 PM IST
‘We have been working for this solution through official channels obviously. We have been working as well behind the scenes,’ Infantino told a news conference in Istanbul when asked about criticism over the lack of FIFA public statements on the case
Lausanne | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 05:45 PM IST
The 48-year-old has been in charge of FIFA since February 2016, after succeeding the disgraced Sepp Blatter following the corruption scandal which rocked the organisation.
Zurich | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 11:51 PM IST
FIFA said in a statement that it would hold a 51 percent share of the venture while the Qatar organising committee would hold 49 percent