FIFA Council

KIGALI, Rwanda | Decision on new FIFA events stalled by planned taskforce

KIGALI, Rwanda— A FIFA decision on a $25 billion overhaul of competitions was expected to be delayed again on Friday after opposition from European soccer leaders and clubs intensified. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had hoped to secure an agreement from his council on the concept of revamping the Club World Cup and establishing a Global … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Decision on new FIFA events stalled by planned taskforce

KIGALI, Rwanda | Infantino says women justified protesting cash inequalities

KIGALI, Rwanda — FIFA President Gianni Infantino understands why female footballers are unhappy about the lack of gender equality in World Cup prize money but says doubling the cash for finalists to $30 million represents significant progress. Ahead of the FIFA Council on Friday ratifying the financial package for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, players’ … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Infantino says women justified protesting cash inequalities

MOSCOW | Qataris considering a 48-team option for 2022 World Cup

MOSCOW — Qatari organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they’re open to talks about a 48-team tournament, and can see a format to host it alone. FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s wish to add 16 extra teams in 2022 was seen as pushing Qatar toward letting neighboring states into a co-hosting plan. In Moscow last … Continue reading MOSCOW | Qataris considering a 48-team option for 2022 World Cup

Morocco challenge to stay in 2026 WCup contest vs Americans

/March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — FIFA struggles to move on from the most tainted chapter in its history, even as it attempts to award another World Cup. With less than three months to go until the host of the 2026 World Cup is decided, FIFA is still assessing allegations of skullduggery around the voting more … Continue reading Morocco challenge to stay in 2026 WCup contest vs Americans