ALL POSTS TAGGED "Gianni Infantino"


/ 120 days ago

USA's Club World Cup is a power play by FIFA against UEFA

In 2025, the USA will host FIFA's revamped Club World Cup with an increased number of teams. FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced that the event will expand to 32 teams. There will be 12 European teams participating. That includes the UEFA Champions League winners from 2021-24 (Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester City). Using the same […]


/ 141 days ago

FIFA will not pay Women's World Cup players directly

FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed that players will not directly receive Women's World Cup payments. Instead, each team's federation will receive payments from the governing body and then issue money to the players. The announcement by Infantino comes on the eve of the tournament in Australia and New Zealand. "We have issued recommendations but we […]


/ 151 days ago

Potential for Danish soccer rebellion may put FIFA to test

Whether you call it soccer, football, or something else entirely, it's undeniable that it's the most popular sport on the globe. Soccer has an unprecedented degree of relevance and impact, with an estimated 4 billion supporters worldwide. The significance of FIFA to the soccer community is immense. Since its inception in 1904, the international governing […]


/ 160 days ago

FIFA prohibit One Love armband for Women's World Cup

FIFA officially announced players participating in the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will not be allowed to wear the rainbow armband. The captain's band is in support of LGBTQ+ rights. Instead, they will have the choice to wear one of eight alternative armbands provided by FIFA. Each of those represents various social […]


/ 190 days ago

Has the Women's World Cup bubble burst?

The Women's World Cup is right around the corner. As of May 31, the 50-day countdown to the tournament in Australia and New Zealand is underway. The record number of 32 teams secured their spots in the group stage, and teams are beginning to narrow down their squads for the competition. Tickets are selling at […]


/ 266 days ago

Infantino wins FIFA reelection and eyes salary cap, more games

Gianni Infantino won reelection as FIFA president on Thursday in Rwanda. The news is not much of a surprise, as the 52-year-old Swiss soccer official ran unopposed. He will now remain at the helm of the world's governing body of the sport until 2027. In the reelection speech from Infantino, the FIFA boss bizarrely compared […]


/ 273 days ago

Prosecutors end Infantino investigation over private jet

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has avoided any possible prosecution over the use of a private jet in 2017. Infantino apparently charted a private flight from Suriname to Switzerland during this timeframe. Nevertheless, the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) closed an investigation into the ordeal on Thursday. Prosecutors determined that Infantino was in compliance with the […]


/ 296 days ago

FIFA project earnings of $11 billion for 2023-2026 period

FIFA has released their annual report and earnings on the sport's progress for 2022. Soccer's governing body highlighted multiple areas in the report, including the World Cup in Qatar, expansion of multiple tournaments and future financial predictions. The 2022 World Cup was obviously the biggest moment of the year in the sport. On the pitch, […]


/ 351 days ago

FIFA considers idea of World Cup every three years

FIFA is considering more changes to their World Cup, including organizing a tournament every three years. Recently, FIFA halted plans of making the World Cup a biennial event. The Guardian claims that talks about changes to the World Cup have been ongoing for months now. FIFA president Gianni Infantino clearly wants the tournament to increase […]


/ 354 days ago

FIFA tries to censor footage of Hakimi blasting Infantino

FIFA is reportedly trying to cover up footage of Moroccan defender Acraf Hakimi confronting the governing body’s President Gianni Infantino after the third-place playoff against Croatia on Saturday evening at the Khalifa International stadium. Morocco were furious and were left frustrated with some of decision making from Qatari referee Abdulrahman Al-Jassim. FIFA, however, are trying […]

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/ 355 days ago

FIFA boss says soccer will be top sport in North America

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has doubled down on claims that soccer will become the top sport in North America. He previously made similar remarks when the host cities were announced for the 2026 World Cup. The governing body of the sport's president echoed these sentiments on Friday. Growth of soccer in North America When asked […]