FIFA head: ‘Football can be an instrument for bringing people together’
By France 24
08 March 2018 | 3:31 pm
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FIFA has for the first time admitted a violation in workers' standards as Qatar prepares for the 2022 World Cup. The revelation comes following an investigative report by German broadcaster WDR.
5 Jul 2019
While FIFA celebrates women's football at the World Cup in France, it tramples it underfoot in other regions. For its president Gianni Infantino, the sexual abuse of Afghan national players is only an annoying side note.
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Mooketsi Kgotlele, the former head of the Botswana Football Association, has been banned for life for accepting bribes in relation to international matches. Which games were concerned remains a mystery.
10 Sep 2019
FIFA boss Gianni Infantino met with President Trump at the White House on Monday to discuss preparations for the 2026 World Cup as well as bringing equality to the women's game.
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Attention has been focused on Iran since a woman killed herself after being detained for trying to enter a football match. FIFA has been pushing for Iran to lift a 40-year-old ban on women attending matches.
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Barcelona star Lionel Messi has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk to the Best FIFA Men's Player award.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets with Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado, during a trip to the Central American country to study the possibility of Costa Rica and Panama co-hosting the U20 Women's World Cup. During a press conference, Infantino also said that he "never again" wants to see the corruption scandals that shook the world of football in recent years.
28 Nov 2019
FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives in Lubumbashi to attend the 80th-anniversary celebrations of the football club Tout Puissant Mazembe.
3 Feb 2020
After effectively taking control of African soccer, FIFA says its mission to speed up reforms on the continent is complete.
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