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FIFA selects 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States will have 11 of the 16 hosts cities at the 2026 World Cup, which will also feature matches in Mexico and Canada, world football governing body FIFA said on Thursday. Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, …

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FIFA’s Infantino suspected of intervening to stop probe: report

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA president Gianni Infantino is suspected of having intervened with Switzerland’s attorney general to try to get an investigation dropped, a Swiss newspaper alleged on Monday. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) launched an investigation in early 2016, shortly after Infantino was elected president of world football’s governing body, …

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‘No match worth risking a life’, says FIFA boss Infantino

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday said that “no match” is worth “risking a single human life” and that world football’s governing body would be able to help financially national federations during the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of top football leagues and international competitions have been suspended due to the …

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Magogo elected CAF executive member

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA), Moses Hassim Magogo has been elected on the executive of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Magogo was elected to represent the Central East Zone during the CAF Ordinary General Assembly held at the …

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Infantino waved in for second term as FIFA president

Paris, France | AFP | Gianni Infantino said Wednesday he had turned FIFA into an organisation “synonymous with credibility” as he was re-elected for a second term as president of world football’s governing body. It was a formality that the 49 year-old would be waved through for a new four-year mandate, …

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Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after a proposed expansion of the tournament to 48 sides was scrapped, FIFA announced on Wednesday. World football’s governing body said in a statement that “following a thorough and comprehensive consultation process with the …

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