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2026 World Cup: Fifa boss Gianni Infantino says bid process is 'fair, objective and transparent'

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Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has “challenged anyone” to find a fairer or more transparent bid process than the one for the 2026 World Cup. Previous World Cup bidding processes have been mired in controversy, with allegations of corruption made around the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to Russia and Qatar. It comes as Fifa unveiled details of the ...

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Expanded Club World Cup could replace Confederations Cup – Infantino

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Real Madrid lifted the Club World Cup last year. KOLKATA, India — An expanded Club World Cup could replace the Confederations Cup as part of a revised calendar that FIFA will examine, president Gianni Infantino says. Infantino told reporters after a FIFA council meeting on Friday that both club and international competitions will be reviewed as part of a revised calendar ...

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Infantino not under investigation – Fifa

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Fifa has denied reports that president Gianni Infantino is being investigated for a possible ethics violation. German newspaper Die Welt reported that Infantino had improperly ordered the destruction of the minutes of a Fifa executive committee meeting. According to Die Welt, Fifa’s independent ethics committee is looking into the matter and could impose a 90-day ban on the new president. ...

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Infantino wants Qatar 2022 monitoring

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Fifa president Gianni Infantino says a new independent committee will be set up to monitor working conditions at Qatar’s 2022 World Cup venues. The move is an attempt by world football’s governing body to ease fears of human rights abuses in the state. Infantino was making his first visit to Qatar since becoming Fifa boss. He said he had told ...

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Infantino contract among Panama Papers

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New Fifa president Gianni Infantino signed off on a contract with two businessmen who have since been accused of bribery, leaked documents reveal. Hugo and Mariano Jinkis bought TV rights for Uefa Champions League football and immediately sold them on for almost three times the price. The 2006 contract was signed off by Infantino when he was a Uefa director. ...

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Infantino denies US World Cup promise

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Media playback is not supported on this device New Fifa president Gianni Infantino has denied that promises to the United States over who will host the 2026 World Cup secured his election win.[1] US Soccer Federation head Sunil Gulati switched his vote to Infantino in the second round of Friday’s voting. “I spoke with many delegates… trying to tell them ...

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Infantino wants to 'reunite' football

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Media playback is not supported on this device Gianni Infantino wants to reunite football after becoming president[1] of world football’s governing body Fifa. The Uefa secretary general succeeds fellow Swiss Sepp Blatter, polling 115 votes, 27 more than closest rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, at Friday’s election. Blatter quit in May amid allegations that led to a six-year ban[2] ...

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Infantino is voted new Fifa president

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Media playback is not supported on this device 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 ...

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Infantino is SFA's choice in Fifa vote

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Media playback is not supported on this device The Scottish Football Association will cast their vote for Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino in Friday’s Fifa presidential election in Zurich. The congress[1] was called after Sepp Blatter, 79, announced in June he would step aside after 18 years, amid a corruption scandal at football’s world governing body. Swiss Infantino, 45, who ...

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