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    5 Things to Know About FIFA President Gianni Infantino

    Gianni Infantino is the current president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association

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    History of FIFA

    Known as one of the most prestigious international sports organizations, the Federation Internationale de Football Association is made up of 209 members and was founded in 1904.

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    Criminal Case Opened Against FIFA President Gianni Infantino

    A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been opened by a Swiss special prosecutor

  • Canada July 31, 2019 3:00 pm

    FIFA Expands Women's World Cup From 24 Teams to 32 for 2023

    FIFA’s Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely. Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and were due to submit their formal bids by Oct. 4:...

  • Germany June 6, 2019 6:47 pm

    FIFA Vice President Ahmad Questioned by French Authorities

    FIFA vice president Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday in the latest criminal investigation to hit officials in positions of power within the governing body of world soccer. Ahmad was in Paris for the FIFA Congress and start of the Women’s World Cup when he was picked up in the morning at a luxury hotel for...

  • social media July 15, 2018 7:58 pm

    Pussy Riot Protests During World Cup, Upstages Putin

    Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin’s side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched. Stewards tackled the three women and one man who charged onto the field simultaneously in...

  • PRESIDENT June 7, 2018 2:26 pm

    FIFA to Put 100,000 World Cup Tickets on Sale Friday

    Cheapest seats at the July 15 final in Moscow for visitors to Russia cost $455.

  • Donald Trump April 11, 2017 3:35 am

    US Soccer: Trump Encouraging a World Cup with Mexico, Canada

    Far from impeding a World Cup bid, souring diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico emboldened those country’s soccer leaders to find common ground through pursuing one of the biggest events in sports. The U.S. could have gone it alone trying to host the 2026 World Cup, but it is seeking goodwill from FIFA and its neighbors by joining...

  • COACH November 29, 2016 7:42 am

    Chapecoense Was Gaining Respect in Brazil Before Plane Crash

    The Brazilian soccer team aboard the plane that crashed in Colombia was gaining respect and support from across Brazil even though it was a small club with a short history. Chapecoense, founded in 1973, was preparing to play in the Copa Sudamericana final, South America’s second biggest club competition after the Copa Libertadores. The team was flying to Medellin to...

  • businessman February 26, 2016 9:11 am

    Switzerland's Infantino Wins FIFA Presidential Election

    Gianni Infantino of Switzerland is the new FIFA president after winning a second-round vote. Infantino got 115 of the 207 eligible votes to take a decisive majority ahead of Sheikh Salman of Bahrain. Sheikh Salman got 88 votes after being the front-runner during the four-month campaign. Prince Ali of Jordan had four, and Jerome Champagne of France got zero. In...

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