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Infantino – Bundesliga players should not be punished for protests

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has voiced his opinion on the debate concerning the protest of Bundesliga players against the death of George Floyd during matches. He insisted that the players should instead be applauded for showing support. It can be recalled that England international and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho received a booking for taking off his jersey during a Bundesliga match to display a T-shirt emblazoned with 'Justice for George Floyd' His teammates Achraf Hakimi and Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie displayed the same messages on their bodies during the weekend in what was a technical breach of the laws of the game. This resulted in the German Federation's consideration of a disciplinary case although they expressed pride in their actions. READ: Chels...
FIFA devising plans to remake football’s transfer market
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FIFA devising plans to remake football’s transfer market

Reports suggest that FIFA and its president Gianni Infantino are making plans to push for major reforms in football's player transfer industry. The change would limit the amount of money that teams will be able to pay to acquire the services of players, as well as reduce the increasing power that agents are wielding in the transfer market. The changes which are believed to have been ordered by Infantino was contained in a detailed report and would result in the biggest overhaul of the transfer system since its inception. It can be recalled that Infantino made a promise to tackle issues in the transfer market before he emerged as the president of football's governing association two years ago. READ: Lazio to keep hold of Milinkovic-Savic with new long-term deal He oversaw the...
Sacked FIFA ethics bosses launch own sports business
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Sacked FIFA ethics bosses launch own sports business

  According to reports, two former heads of FIFA's ethics departments have started their own company to offer advice on good governance in sports. The two officials are Cornel Borbely of Swiss descent, who was the chairman of the investigatory chamber for FIFA, and a German judge, Hans Joachim Eckert who presided over the adjudicatory chamber that authorized the ban of former president Sepp Blatter, UEFA head Michel Platini, among others. READ: Morocco fighting for Munir El-haddadi switch FIFA made a decision not to reappoint Borbely and Eckert, in response to suggestions from president Gianni Infantino although there were many ongoing investigations. Borbely was said to have laid criticisms on the decision, describing it as politically motivated. He also stated that it en...
FIFA President – Messi is extraordinary but yet to win a World Cup
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FIFA President – Messi is extraordinary but yet to win a World Cup

  FIFA president Gianni Infantino has opined that Lionel Messi must be a World Cup winner before he can attain the status of the greatest player of all time. The president also went on to draw comparisons between Lionel Messi and Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, stating that the latter secured a World Cup win for his country whilst attaining great status at club level. READ: Kante set to miss Crystal Palace game for Chelsea “Messi is extraordinary but he is yet to win a World Cup,” Infantino said in the course of an interview with newspaper La Nacion. “There are lots of amazing players who never won the World Cup and that is what made Diego so special in football – winning major titles for both club and country. “Messi may be there (in Russia) and we may see...