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FIFA Congress to discuss proposal to hold football World Cup after every two years
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FIFA Congress to discuss proposal to hold football World Cup after every two years

Clubs risk their players picking up more injuries with such a dense calendar, while the economic benefits are also uncertain, according to Raffaele Poli, head of the CIES Football Observatory.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino cautious about imposing sanctions on Super League clubs, says he prefers 'dialogue to conflict'
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino cautious about imposing sanctions on Super League clubs, says he prefers 'dialogue to conflict'

Infantino said there were many possible avenues to promote "economic stability" and "competitive balance" in football.

Super League a question for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, says coach Zinedine Zidane
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Super League a question for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, says coach Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid are one of 12 European clubs who launched the breakaway competition on Monday, with Perez the league's first president and instrumental in the plans

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to show Super League 'red card' ahead of meeting with football chiefs
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to show Super League 'red card' ahead of meeting with football chiefs

Johnson told fans he would do everything he can to give the European Super League a "straight red" card.

FIFA strongly disapproves of European Super League, clubs could face consequences, says Gianni Infantino
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FIFA strongly disapproves of European Super League, clubs could face consequences, says Gianni Infantino

"At FIFA, we can only and strongly disapprove the creation of the Super League, of a Super League who is a closed shop, a breakaway from the current institutions, from the leagues, from the associations, from UEFA, and from FIFA," Infantino told a UEFA congress in Switzerland.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino to break silence as Super League plunges Europe into crisis
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino to break silence as Super League plunges Europe into crisis

European body UEFA will look to support from the world football chief at its congress in Switzerland as it attempts to quash an initiative that threatens its prized Champions League and the health of domestic competitions such as England's Premier League.

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin says Super League players could be banned from playing for national teams
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UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin says Super League players could be banned from playing for national teams

Three of the 12 rebels — Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid — are scheduled to play in the Champions League semi-finals next week. Two more, Manchester United and Arsenal, are in the Europa League semi-finals.

European Super League organisers inform FIFA, UEFA of legal action to force breakaway competition
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European Super League organisers inform FIFA, UEFA of legal action to force breakaway competition

The letter was sent by the group of English, Spanish and Italian clubs to FIFA President Gianni Infantino and UEFA counterpart Aleksander Ceferin saying the Super League has already been underwritten by funding of 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion) from a financial institution.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Coronavirus pandemic blamed for lack of VAR after Cristiano Ronaldo's complaints
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FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Coronavirus pandemic blamed for lack of VAR after Cristiano Ronaldo's complaints

Portugal's path to the 2022 World Cup has been complicated by Ronaldo being denied a stoppage-time winner against Serbia on Saturday

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez urges FIFA to protect members after postponed World Cup qualifiers
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CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez urges FIFA to protect members after postponed World Cup qualifiers

There were meant to be two rounds of CONMEBOL qualifiers this week but the governing body called them off.

Chad disqualified from African Cup of Nations by CAF following dissolution of football federation
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Chad disqualified from African Cup of Nations by CAF following dissolution of football federation

The Confederation of African Football said it ordered Chad to forfeit two games scheduled for this week as 3-0 losses.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says COVID-19 measures could still be in place for 2022 World Cup
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino says COVID-19 measures could still be in place for 2022 World Cup

Infantino also suggested FIFA could "concretely" help travelling fans from countries where vaccine rollout has been slow or had not yet begun.

FIFA extends exemptions for players to skip national call-up amid coronavirus pandemic
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FIFA extends exemptions for players to skip national call-up amid coronavirus pandemic

The decision came with 135 national teams set to play World Cup qualifying games in March, and 48 more playing African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

LaLiga chief Javier Tebas accuses FIFA president Gianni Infantino of supporting European Super League
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LaLiga chief Javier Tebas accuses FIFA president Gianni Infantino of supporting European Super League

Documents containing details of the Super League, first reported this month by British newspaper The Times, proposed a 20-club tournament with 15 permanent members.

FIFA unveils program aimed at properly handling player harassment and abuse
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FIFA unveils program aimed at properly handling player harassment and abuse

FIFA's announcement of the education program comes in the wake of disturbing allegations of systematic sexual abuse of players in Haiti.

Breakaway European League 'will not be recognised,' players could be banned from World Cup, says FIFA
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Breakaway European League 'will not be recognised,' players could be banned from World Cup, says FIFA

"Any club or player involved in such a competition would as a consequence not be allowed to participate in any competition organised by FIFA or their respective confederation," said Thursday's statement, signed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino along with the heads of all six continental confederations including UEFA.

Amnesty critical of FIFA President Gianni Infantino for starring in Saudi PR video
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Amnesty critical of FIFA President Gianni Infantino for starring in Saudi PR video

The slick PR campaign was posted on Twitter by the Saudi ministry of sport on Thursday, featuring Infantino participating in a ceremonial sword dance and sweeping shots of the palaces of Diriyah

Israel, United Arab Emirates football associations to sign memorandum of understanding
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Israel, United Arab Emirates football associations to sign memorandum of understanding

The move comes after Israel established ties with the United Arab Emirates, signing an accord along with Bahrain in Washington in September.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says UEFA's proposed handball changes to be assessed
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino says UEFA's proposed handball changes to be assessed

IFAB's technical and football advisory panels meet this month ahead of the 134th IFAB annual general meeting early next year

UEFA asks FIFA President Gianni Infantino for handball law change to stop harsh calls
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UEFA asks FIFA President Gianni Infantino for handball law change to stop harsh calls

UEFA chief Ceferin's intervention came after a spate of penalties being awarded because balls have — even unwittingly — hit outstretched or raised arms.