Russia's Mutko 'barred from FIFA post'

2017-03-10 12:19

FIFA has barred Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, chief organiser of the World Cup from sitting on the world body's ruling council.

Barca comeback 'incredible', says Infantino

2017-03-09 21:01

Barcelona's extraordinary fightback to beat PSG in the Champions League showed football's unique capacity for surprise said FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

Infantino promises more Africa slots

2017-03-01 13:30

FIFA president Gianni Infantino promised to come good on a promise to hike Africa's Soccer World Cup finals berths to nine or 10.

Former CEO Sedibe sues Fifa for R65m

2017-02-26 06:01

Former SA Football Association (Safa) CEO Leslie Sedibe is on a serious mission to clear his tarnished image.

FIFA boss Infantino praises SAFA

2017-02-24 08:27

FIFA president Gianni Infantino showered praise on SAFA for an extremely successful organisation of the first ever FIFA Football Summit on African soil.

FIFA president visits SAFA

2017-02-22 08:31

FIFA president Gianni Infantino visited SAFA House where he was taken around the precinct by SAFA president Danny Jordaan.

Infantino calls African summit meeting

2017-02-20 08:52

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will meet more than 50 presidents of African football associations in an unprecedented summit in Johannesburg.

Pressing Issues: A 48-team World Cup is no cause for unbridled jubilation in Africa

2017-01-15 06:09

Africa should restrain their jubilation with the announcement of a 48-team Fifa World Cup because, sadly, Africa will still go to the tournament merely make up the numbers, writes S'Busiso Mseleku

FIFA risks quality of World Cup with expansion

2017-01-12 12:12

During a 17-year FIFA presidency packed with madcap ideas and policy, not even Sepp Blatter ultimately tinkered with the World Cup format.

Critics round on 'political' World Cup expansion

2017-01-10 22:07

Critics of FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams were quick to blast it as a politically and money-driven ploy.


Trump ban could hit World Cup bid - FIFA chief

2017-03-09 22:08

American President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban could make it impossible for his country to host the 2026 World Cup.

Infantino targets video refs for 2018 SWC

2017-03-03 23:58

FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes there is a realistic chance video assistant referees will be used at the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia.

Infantino rejects CAF influence claims

2017-02-28 10:01

FIFA president Gianni Infantino was in Ghana and rubbished claims that he is galvanizing support against Issa Hayatou.

FIFA chief Infantino meets Mugabe

2017-02-25 09:43

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has met Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe on Friday a day after he attended a birthday party for the country's football chief.

Africa wants 10 World Cup places - Jordaan

2017-02-22 19:55

Africa wants 10 places in a proposed 48-nation World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been told by football officials from the continent.

Infantino to talk, party in southern Africa

2017-02-20 20:51

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will be in South Africa and Zimbabwe this week to meet African football bosses and attend a birthday party.

Infantino not worried about hooligans at 2018 SWC

2017-02-16 14:11

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he does not fear hooligan troubles at the SWC in Russia next year despite reported threats against foreign fans.

Expanded World Cup has China daring to dream

2017-01-12 15:17

China's football chief hailed FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026, saying it could help realise the country's "dream".

A 48-team World Cup, but who can host it?

2017-01-12 11:06

FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams prompted one major question: who can host the global showpiece in its revamped format?

More nations can 'dream' of making World Cup - Infantino

2017-01-10 17:53

FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026 will allow more countries to "dream" of qualifying for the globe's top sporting event.

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