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FIFA president Gianni Infantino praises Qatar for pushing ahead with World Cup preparations in spite of COVID-19
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino praises Qatar for pushing ahead with World Cup preparations in spite of COVID-19

On a visit to Doha, during which he got into football kit to play a seven-a-side-match at the striking tent-style Al Bayt stadium, Infantino said he was "very pleased" with Qatar's progress ahead of the tournament.

Club World Cup unlikely to take place in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, says FIFA's Gianni Infantino
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Club World Cup unlikely to take place in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, says FIFA's Gianni Infantino

The Club World Cup was due to be staged for a second consecutive year by Qatar as part of preparations for the Gulf nation hosting the World Cup in 2022.

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke tells Swiss trial of struggling 'with no income'
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Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke tells Swiss trial of struggling 'with no income'

Valcke said he had struggled "with no income" since losing his job at FIFA in 2015. He said he had to sell his yacht and jewellery, and had been "unable to open a bank account in Europe" since 2017 — he divorced a year later so that his wife could.

FIFA open to fund anti-corruption agency for sports to look into financial corruption and match-fixing
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FIFA open to fund anti-corruption agency for sports to look into financial corruption and match-fixing

“Never again. Never again corruption in football,” said Infantino, who is himself under investigation in Switzerland over meetings he had with then-attorney general Michael Lauber.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino urges Italy to bring fans back to stadiums, says football without them ‘isn’t the same’
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino urges Italy to bring fans back to stadiums, says football without them ‘isn’t the same’

Italian football matches have been closed to fans since the country was ordered into a strict lockdown in March.

Swiss parliament lifts immunity of former legal chief Michael Lauber in FIFA investigation
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Swiss parliament lifts immunity of former legal chief Michael Lauber in FIFA investigation

Michael Lauber, who last month resigned from his job, is suspected of collusion with the governing body's president Gianni Infantino after a series of alleged informal meetings between the pair in 2016 and 2017.

FIFA ethics body clears president Gianni Infantino of breach of ethics even as Swiss criminal case continues
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FIFA ethics body clears president Gianni Infantino of breach of ethics even as Swiss criminal case continues

FIFA chief ethics investigator Maria Claudia Rojas ruled that not even a provisional suspension from duty for Infantino was required.

FIFA announces $120 million drop in 2022 World Cup revenue plan due to COVID-19
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FIFA announces $120 million drop in 2022 World Cup revenue plan due to COVID-19

FIFA said most World Cup broadcast and sponsor deals were already signed and should keep the same profit in the 2019-22 financial cycle, even on reduced income of $6.44 billion

FIFA president Gianni Infantino's lawyer 'completely confident' of criminal probe being dropped
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino's lawyer 'completely confident' of criminal probe being dropped

Infantino, in charge of world football's governing body since 2016, is the subject of an investigation by the Swiss prosecutor over suspected collusion between him and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber

FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes he is 'untouchable', says banned predecessor Sepp Blatter
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes he is 'untouchable', says banned predecessor Sepp Blatter

In a letter sent to FIFA's 211 members Infantino said there were no factual grounds for the opening of a criminal investigation.

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino has 'nothing to hide' as Swiss prosecutors launch criminal investigation against him
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FIFA boss Gianni Infantino has 'nothing to hide' as Swiss prosecutors launch criminal investigation against him

Infantino and Lauber are said to have held a series of secret meetings in 2016 and 2017, but the FIFA head said the meetings were about restoring "public trust in our institution."

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino 'was not reckless' during meeting with Swiss Attorney General, says Alasdair Bell
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino 'was not reckless' during meeting with Swiss Attorney General, says Alasdair Bell

FIFA deputy secretary general Alasdair Bell defended Infantino's conduct while claiming not to know the specifics of the meetings, denying his boss had acted recklessly

Gianni Infantino will remain FIFA president during criminal investigation, says football governing body
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Gianni Infantino will remain FIFA president during criminal investigation, says football governing body

A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country's attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption.

Swiss special prosecutor launches criminal investigation into FIFA president Gianni Infantino
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Swiss special prosecutor launches criminal investigation into FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Keller opened a criminal case against Infantino as well as Valais prosecutor Rinaldo Arnold, and has sought authorization to open a legal case against Lauber, too.

FIFA’s $1.5 billion coronavirus relief plan to come with ‘strict compliance and audit requirements’
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FIFA’s $1.5 billion coronavirus relief plan to come with ‘strict compliance and audit requirements’

FIFA's massive spending plan aims to help men’s and women’s professional football as well as youth and grassroots football through grants and loans.

Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber offers to resign in FIFA corruption case fallout
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Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber offers to resign in FIFA corruption case fallout

Lauber offered his resignation to the parliamentary judicial commission ahead of the publication of a federal court ruling in his appeal against being disciplined in March for misconduct.

Criminal complaints against FIFA chief Gianni Infantino, Swiss Attorney General to be reviewed by special prosecutor
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Criminal complaints against FIFA chief Gianni Infantino, Swiss Attorney General to be reviewed by special prosecutor

Switzerland named Stefan Keller, a presiding judge at one of Switzerland’s cantonal courts, as special prosecutor tasked with reviewing the criminal complaints against FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Attorney General Michael Lauber.

Coronavirus Outbreak: FIFA agrees to $1.5 billion relief plan to help deal with impact of COVID-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: FIFA agrees to $1.5 billion relief plan to help deal with impact of COVID-19 pandemic

The third stage of the plans, unanimously backed by the FIFA Council on Thursday, allows for a ‘universal solidarity grant’ of $1 million dollars to all national associations with an additional $500,000 specifically for women’s football.

Australia and New Zealand named co-hosts of 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
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Australia and New Zealand named co-hosts of 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

Australia and New Zealand were handed the right to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup football tournament by a comfortable margin after a vote by the FIFA Council on Thursday.

FIFA urges 'tolerance and mutual respect' after US president Donald Trump's anthem kneeling rebuke
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FIFA urges 'tolerance and mutual respect' after US president Donald Trump's anthem kneeling rebuke

FIFA appealed Monday for "tolerance, mutual respect and common sense" after US President Donald Trump denounced the annulment of a policy that required football players to stand during the national anthem.