FIFA Plans For News Global Tournaments – Infantino

<> on December 1, 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for two new global tournaments are back on the agenda at the governing body with soccer officials set to discuss the proposals on Friday. FIFA’s ruling council meets in Kigali, Rwanda and Infantino’s plan for a new ‘mini World Cup’ and an expanded Club World…

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#ASEDEYHOT – INFANTINO’S CHRISTMAS ADDRESS: FIFA HAS REGAINED ‘CREDIBILITY’

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Gianni Infantino insists FIFA is a more financially transparent and credible organisation under his leadership despite the ongoing US-led anti-corruption probe and the stream of negative headlines in the early days of his presidency. In a wide-ranging interview with Spanish sports publication Marca, Infantino says FIFA has learned from its past…

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#ASEDEYHOT – INFANTINO THINKS BIG, OPTING FOR 48-TEAM WORLD CUP EXTRAVAGANZA

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It will not be formally agreed by the FIFA Council until early January but it now seems likely future World Cup finals after 2022 will feature 16 groups of three in a 48-team tournament if Gianni Infantino obtains sufficient support for the idea. Members of the  Council are reported to…

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#ASEDEYHOT – INFANTINO CLAIMS MAJORITY SUPPORT FOR HIS EXPANDED WORLD CUP PLANS

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Gianni Infantino says the majority of FIFA members are in favour of his plans to expand the World Cup finals to either 40 or 48 teams. Despite mounting disaffection among some stakeholders, including leagues and clubs, over the controversial move, details of which are due to be announced in January,…

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#ASEDEYHOT – INFANTINO MAKES CASES FOR EXPANDING WORLD CUP AND REDUCING CLUB SQUAD SIZES

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Battered by widespread criticism of his plans to expand the World Cup finals, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has come out fighting by insisting the move will provide a better spectacle for both fans and sponsors. Many observers view Infantino’s pledge to increase the number of finalists from 32 to either…

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#ASEDEYHOT – INFANTINO PROMISES ‘BULLETPROOF’ WORLD CUP WITH EXPANSION VERDICT IN JANUARY

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FIFA will decide in January whether to expand the World Cup finals from 32 to either 40 or 48 teams as part of Gianni Infantino’s detailed blueprint for change after eight months in charge of the scandal-wracked organisation. Stakeholders who take the view that “if it aint broke don’t fix…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – INFANTINO BLASTS CRITICS, SAYS SALARY NOT DECIDED

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino accused the man who masterminded reforms of football’s global body of “playground” behaviour and told Swiss newspapers that his salary, still to be confirmed, would be less than 2 million Swiss francs (1 million pounds). Infantino promised a fresh start but ran into problems of his…

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Infantino Slams Zwanziger And Demands More World Cup Slots For European Teams

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Any suggestion that peace and harmony reigns at UEFA was dramatically undermined yesterday when European football’s governing body launched an unprecedented rebuke on one of its own powerbrokers. For once Sepp Blatter was not man at the centre of UEFA’s ire as Germany’s outgoing Theo Zwanziger was publicly denounced by…

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