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newsfootball17 days ago

FIFA president to discuss future of Indian football with PM Modi next month

Gianni Infantino, the head of the world football governing body, may travel to India next month and speak with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the future of Indian football. This information was made public on Monday during the All India Football Federation (AIFF) executive committee meeting.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Reports | Shakhtar Donetsk file papers with CAS seeking €50 million in damages from FIFA

According to the Athletic, Shakhtar Donetsk have filed papers in the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking €50 million in damages from FIFA over a ruling made by them. This comes in light of FIFA’s ruling that allows foreign players in Ukraine to suspend their contracts until June 30th 2023.
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newsfootball6 months ago

For the Italians it is sad and it makes me want to cry, admits Gianni Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that he is disappointed that Italy failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup as he lamented the fact that the next generation of Italians wouldn't be able to witness their team in the competition. The Azzurri will miss their second successive World Cup.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Glad FIFA has realised that biennial World Cup is no go for everyone, asserts Aleksander Ceferin

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has revealed that the biennial World Cup is off the table after a discussion between him and FIFA as the latter has realised that it’s bad for the sport. The change was proposed by world football’s governing body in December as part of a revamped calendar.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Reports | FIFA to use virtual global summit to discuss biennial World Cup plans

According to Sky Sports, FIFA are looking to use the global summit on Monday to discuss the future of their biennial World Cup plans, with them looking to get it off the ground. The organisation’s plans for the tournament haven’t gone well with the football world, especially with UEFA and CONMEBOL.
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newsfootballa year ago

Idea for biannual World Cup isn’t bad as long as everyone works together, proclaims Kevin De Bruyne

Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne believes that Arsene Wenger and FIFA’s idea for a biannual World Cup will work but as long as they work together with UEFA and the federations to get it rolling. The idea was proposed this year but has been met with a lot of criticism especially from UEFA and the fans.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reports | FIFA to stage global summit to reach consensus for new international match calendar

According to Sky Sports, FIFA are set to stage a global summit at the end of 2021 with them looking to reach a widespread consensus in order to get their plans for a new international match calendar approved. Football’s governing body has plans for a biennial World Cup but it has been opposed.
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newsfootballa year ago

FIFA’s proposals would lead to direct and destructive impact on club game, proclaims ECA

In a statement, the European Club Association (ECA) have confessed that FIFA’s proposals to change the International Match Calendar (IMC) would have a destructive impact on club football. This comes in light of FIFA’s plans to ratify a World Cup every two year while reducing international breaks.
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newsfootballa year ago

Saudi Arabia football federation formally asks FIFA for World Cups every two years

According to ESPN, and others, Saudi Arabia’s football federation has officially and formally asked FIFA to look into staging World Cups biennially for both men and women. The World Cup takes place every four years but FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes that one could be held every two years.
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newsfootballa year ago

European Super League | Super League clubs need to reflect and assume responsibility, proclaims Gianni Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has warned the 12 teams involved in the Super League to reflect and think about their decisions now especially with FIFA and UFEA looking to stop them. The proposal to deliver a ‘closed shop’ football league broke yesterday and sent European football into turmoil.
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