December 10, 2023

World Cup 2022: Fifa president Gianni Infantino accuses West of ‘hypocrisy’

By Shamoon Hafez & Emma Sanders From BBC Sport in Doha Fifa World Cup Host nation: Qatar Dates: 20 November-18 December Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full coverage details Fifa president Gianni Infantino has accused the West of […]

World Cup preparations are the best ever

World Cup preparations for Qatar 2022 are the best ever – that is according to Gianni Infantino. Of course, the FIFA president has a highly vested interest in making such a claim given that he was part of the organisation that decided to make the controversial decision to award the right to host the tournament […]

The Pope, a £50m jet, the oligarch and the head of FIFA’s frantic fight to disprove links to Russian leader Vladimir Putin

By ROB DRAPER FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY From Mail UK Bizarre tale might have brought down new FIFA head Gianni Infantino Curious case centred on lavish lifestyle including private jet to see the Pope  Complaint was filed that the jet owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanov  Infantino did not initially inform FIFA’s compliance department about […]

Did TTFA president talk to FIFA president on Caribbean Football Union’s threat to break away from CONCACAF

From Power 102fm Trinidad and Tobago Football Association President David John-Williams officially met with the  President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino yesterday at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, this as a consequence of John-Williams’s nomination by FIFA last week to the FIFA’s Players’ Status Committee for the period 2017-2021. A TTFA communique on yesterday’s meeting said […]

Domenico Scala: Fifa’s independent audit committee president resigns

From BBC Domenico Scala, Fifa’s head of auditing and compliance, has resigned in protest at reforms at the governing body of world football. Scala is angry the new Fifa council will have the ability to appoint and sack those in charge of its committees, including auditing, ethics and finance. The council replaced the Fifa executive […]

FIFA president linked to earlier bribery scandal in Panama Papers leak

By Ryan Collins From Politico Gianni Infantino ‘dismayed’ his ‘integrity is being doubted.’ FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino signed off on a contract with two businessmen who have since been accused of bribery, according to a Panama Papers leak. Infantino was the director of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in 2006 when he okayed a contract selling broadcast […]

Fifa presidential election: Gianni Infantino succeeds Sepp Blatter

From BBC Gianni Infantino has succeeded fellow Swiss Sepp Blatter as president of world football’s governing body Fifa. The Uefa secretary general polled 115 votes, 27 more than closest rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein (four votes) and Jerome Champagne (0) were third and fourth respectively. Blatter, who had led Fifa […]