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Sepp Blatter to defy FIFA ban to attend World Cup, meet Vladimir Putin

Disgraced former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will defy a ban to attend two World Cup matches and also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman said Monday.

Gianni Infantino: I will stand for re-election

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday he will stand for re-election as the head of football’s world governing body next year.zFIFA chief Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday he will stand for re-election as the head of football’s world governing body next year.

Gianni Infantino says FIFA was ‘clinically dead’ when he took over

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday that world football’s governing body was “clinically dead” when he took over following a corruption scandal that engulfed his predecessor Sepp Blatter.

FIFA Congress won’t discuss 48-team 2022 World Cup in Qatar this week

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the governing body would not discuss the possibility of having a 48-team World Cup in Qatar in 2022 at its congress next week, saying it would first discuss the matter with the host country.

World Cup broadcasting centre opens in Moscow

As soccer fans count down the last few days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on Thursday (June 14), the Russian capital witnessed the opening of another important tournament venue – the International Broadcasting Center (IBC).

Morocco bid to host 2026 World Cup passes FIFA test

Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup has passed crucial evaluation tests from FIFA.

Swiss tribunal clears banned Peru captain Guerrero for World Cup

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has won a last-ditch appeal to play at the World Cup despite being suspended after testing positive for traces of cocaine, a Swiss federal tribunal announced Thursday.

FIFA to lift ban on international football matches in Libya

The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, says the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon.

Sepp Blatter: Michel Platini can still be FIFA president

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter told L'Equipe that Michel Platini can bounce back from his ban from football to take charge of the governing body.

UEFA prepares to fight Gianni Infantino’s Club World Cup plan

A united response to FIFA’s plans to enlarge the Club World Cup to 24 teams will be the subject of debate on Wednesday at a meeting of football power brokers organised by UEFA.

Russia hosts World Cup in heat of battle with West

The World Cup kicks off in Russia in a month’s time with the hosts at loggerheads with the West and intent on using the football showpiece to trumpet their superpower status.

UEFA chief blasts FIFA over elitist Club World Cup plans

FIFA's plans for a revamped Club World Cup have been met with scorn by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who believes the players' schedules are already busy enough.

FIFA won’t block US territories from voting for 2026 World Cup host

FIFA will not block U.S.-governed territories from voting in the 2026 World Cup contest where a United States-bid is taking on Morocco.

FIFPro warns FIFA plans could harm players

The professional footballers’ union (FIFPro) on Thursday expressed their concern over the impact on the health of their members should FIFA plan to add or enlarge international tournaments.

FIFA meets with top clubs over $25 billion investors offer

The ruling body FIFA has met with seven leading clubs including Real Madrid and Manchester United to discuss a 25-billion dollar offer from investors for a revamped Club World Cup and a new global Nations League, the New York Times reported.

European Leagues chief urges UEFA panel to oppose new FIFA competitions

Europe's top leagues want colleagues on a UEFA panel to unite against FIFA's multi-billion pound plan for new competitions.

FIFA: Russia ‘absolutely ready’ for World Cup

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino said Thursday Russia was “absolutely ready” to host the World Cup and thanked President Vladimir Putin for his commitment to the football showpiece.

FIFA proposes staging a new mini-World Cup every two years

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed staging what would effectively be a mini-World Cup, featuring eight international teams, every two years in addition to the traditional event.

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