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FIFA president: Qatar will host unforgettable 2022 World Cup

FIFA president: Qatar will host unforgettable 2022 World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that Qatar will host an unforgettable edition of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, pointing out that holding the World Cup in November and December will be in favour of the tournament and the players.

FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

FIFA moved a step closer Friday to expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans in June if a suitable co-host can be found.

Decision in March on 48-team 2022 World Cup, says Infantino

Decision in March on 48-team 2022 World Cup, says Infantino

FIFA will decide in March whether the 2022 World Cup could be extended to include 48 teams, Gianni Infantino , president of the world soccer body on Sunday said.

FIFA announces dates for Qatar 2022 world cup

FIFA announces dates for Qatar 2022 world cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday announced the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with the tournament to be held outside of the summer for the first time considering the climate of the host nation, the official Qatar News Agency reported.

FIFA president Infantino celebrates 'best World Cup' ever

FIFA president Infantino celebrates 'best World Cup' ever

Gianni Infantino said preconceived notions of the country had been changed by the positive experiences of more than one million fans who had visited.

FIFA to discuss 48-team World Cup with Qatar first: Infantino

FIFA to discuss 48-team World Cup with Qatar first: Infantino

Gianni Infantino, who said it was premature to discuss the issue at the FIFA congress in Moscow on Wednesday, did not give a clear timeline on when a decision would be made.

Russia 'absolutely ready' for World Cup, says FIFA boss

Russia 'absolutely ready' for World Cup, says FIFA boss

Gianni Infantino met Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi as Russia races against the clock to put the finishing touches on preparations for the June 14-July 15 final.

World Cup bidding process fair and transparent, says Infantino

World Cup bidding process fair and transparent, says Infantino

FIFA President Gianni Infantino described the bid process for the 2026 World Cup as "fair, objective and transparent" after the global soccer body announced it had received bid books from two candidates on Monday.

FIFA chief still committed to VAR at World Cup

FIFA chief still committed to VAR at World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has not had any second thoughts about using video assistant referees (VAR) at this year's World Cup, he told Reuters on Monday, despite recent controversies involving the new technology.

Qatar 2022 a tournament for all Gulf countries: Infantino

Qatar 2022 a tournament for all Gulf countries: Infantino

Gianni Infantino said that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar four years later, and there is no disagreement in this matter at all.

No need for 2022 re-vote, says FIFA chief

No need for 2022 re-vote, says FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino sees no need for a re-vote for the 2022 World Cup and had a dig at those who can’t seem to stop criticising Qatar and Russia.

FIFA president says Qatar World Cup not under threat

FIFA president says Qatar World Cup not under threat

FIFA president Gianni Infantino does not believe that the diplomatic crisis which has embroiled 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar will threaten its staging of the tournament, he said on Sunday.