Gianni Infantino

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Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin says a World Cup every two years is a bad idea. Photo: Fabrice CoffriniI/AFP via Getty Images

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has reiterated his opposition to Fifa’s plans to stage a biennial World Cup, saying the women’s tournament or the Ol(...)

The WTA has suspended all tournaments in China over conerns about the safety of Peng Shuai. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

On Wednesday a week ago the headlines on the Irish Times homepage for sport read along the lines of ‘Cuban woman and Maradona’, ‘Ashes England v Austr(...)

Qatar 2022 is written by drones over Doha a year out from the World Cup. Photograph: Amar Abd Rabbo/Getty/AFP

Imagine the scene in Qatar, a year from now. Across the Corniche, the palm-fringed boulevard which runs along Doha’s seafront, thousands of football f(...)

Fifa and Arsène Wenger’s plans for a biennial World Cup suffered another blow as the European Leagues announced their opposition. Photograph: Boris Streubel/Getty Images

Fifa’s proposals to reshape the international calendar have all been firmly rejected by European Leagues, which includes the Premier League, EFL and S(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has said he would like member associations to vote on the proposals by the end of the year. Photograph: Getty Images

Fifa’s plans for the future of football would have a “direct and destructive impact” on the club game, the European Club Association has warned. Worl(...)

Arsène Wenger, Fifa’s head of global development, has suggested that a biennial World Cup could begin in 2028. Photograph:    Valeriano Di Domenico/Getty Images

Fifa’s radical plans to stage a biennial World Cup came under sustained attack hours after they were officially unveiled on Thursday – with the World (...)

Arsène Wenger, Fifa’s chief of global football development, has suggested a new football calendar could be decided by December, with alternate World Cups and Euros played from 2028 onwards. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Getty Images

It sounds so enticing, doesn’t it? A World Cup or European Championship every summer, allowing us to gorge like a footballing Augustus Gloop almost al(...)

Gianni Infantino: “I am calling on a show of solidarity from every member association, every league, and every club, to do what is both right and fair for the global game.” Photograph: Getty Images

The English Premier League and Spain’s LaLiga should release players for World Cup qualifiers next month to “preserve and protect sporting integrity”,(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi  and Brazil’s Neymar  during the Conmebol 2021 Copa America  final  at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

A meeting was called, discussions were held, and groups representing some of the world’s biggest soccer clubs and leagues were given a chance to have(...)

Timo Werner was a big money move to Chelsea last summer. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/EPA

English clubs were responsible for 43 per cent of global transfer activity last summer, according to a Uefa report which lays bare the impact of the p(...)

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