Gianni Infantino


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I was hearing some critical voices about the quality of football.. Before the last matches less than half of the 32 teams were qualified and in the last match and in the last minutes still some top teams have been able to secure their qualification, others are still playing the playoffs. It's an absolute excitement, it's completely crazy but football drives us all crazy. It's
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Oct 12 2017
Gianni Infantino has been quoted 67 times in 34 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Gianni Infantino’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Gianni Infantino speaks about are Colombia, FIFA, and football, for example. Most recently, Gianni Infantino was quoted in the article That consistency, that trust people have in us, is core to any FA’ saying, “I am very happy, he is very happy. Congratulations, Alexei.”.
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May 11 2017

It is normal that in a big organisation like FIFA there are arguments, disagreements, fights, disputes before a decision is taken, it's absolutely normal. But what matters in the end is the decision taken and implemented, the rest is all

May 11 2017 - Fake news

We are a team. Sadly the truth is not necessarily what is true, but it is what people believe is true. Fake news, alternative facts, these terms did not exist until some time ago. There are a lot of fake news and alternative facts as well circulating about FIFA. FIFA bashing has become a national sport, especially in some countries. I understand also why, it was right, but FIFA has changed now. This is a new FIFA. We are new people here, we act with facts not with words. Facts and actions speak louder than

May 11 2017 - Fake news

We are rebuilding FIFA's reputation after all that happened. We took over the organization at it's deepest point. There is a lot of fake news and alternative facts about FIFA circulating. FIFA bashing has become a national sport in some

May 11 2017

We need your help and we count on your

May 11 2017

Where were all these self-proclaimed gurus and experts? They all miserably failed. I will, we will, not accept good governance lessons from any individuals who miserably failed to protect

May 11 2017

We are rebuilding Fifa's reputation after all that happened, we have taken over an organisation which was at its deepest point. If there is anyone who is in the room who thinks he can abuse football and enrich himself – I have one message: Leave. Leave football now. We don't want

May 11 2017

Where were all these self-proclaimed good governance and compliance gurus who were supposed to control Fifa when all this was happening? They all miserably failed. It's not me saying it. It's the facts saying it. We will not accept any good governance lesson from any of these individuals who have miserably failed in protecting football, protecting Fifa, and in protecting football from

May 11 2017

The figures are extremely solid. We don't have to bullshit you about the

Apr 30 2017

I have taken note of the decision of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al Sabah. I want to thank him for taking this decision which certainly was not easy to take but is in the best interest for

Mar 29 2017

Drastic measures will be required. We need stability and for Argentine football to be properly

Mar 09 2017 - World Cup

We are now in the process of defining the bid requirements. In the world there are certainly many countries with travel bans, visa requirements and so on and so forth. What is obvious is that when it comes to the World Cup, like the Olympic Games ... any team, including the supporters and officials of that team who have qualified, need to have access to the country. Otherwise there is no World Cup. The requirements will be clear. Then each country can make up their decision whether they want to bid or not. It's nothing to do with the U.S. or not the U.S., it's a general sporting

Mar 04 2017

I'm very happy that there is testing across the world that we can learn from so that when we apply it in English competitions we know that it is going to work. I'm very happy for other people to do the testing to get the wrinkles out of the way and I feel very confident given the preparation that is going on now. The PGMOL [Professional Game Match Officials Limited] are working hard at it. I would expect to see video assistant referees from the third round of the FA Cup for the coming season. That is our aim. I'm very confident. The signs are

Mar 03 2017

Vars are positive because they will allow that the right decision is taken in a game-changing circumstance. It prevents the referee from making a clear mistake in an occasion where he wouldn't have seen it. It happens. It's happened in the last 150 years. With the help of Var, such a decision can be corrected. But it will not look at every single

Jan 10 2017 - World Cup

We have to shape the football World Cup of the 21st

Jan 10 2017

No guarantees have been made. The only sure thing is that obviously with 48 teams everyone will have a bit more than they have

Jan 10 2017 - World Cup

The football fever you have in a country that qualifies for the World Cup is the biggest promotion of the sport you can

Jan 10 2017

This format can be played in exactly the same number of days as today, 32, and the winning team will play the same number of games, seven, as today, and in the same number of stadiums, 12, as

Jan 08 2017

Financially, the 48-team format is the most appealing or successful simply because the sporting element is prevailing and every match is important. The decision should not be financially driven, neither in terms of revenue or costs ... but the driver should really be the development of football and boosting football all over the

Jan 07 2017

The one thing we have to improve is communication and learning to deal with the VAR, the time it takes, the seconds or

Jan 07 2017

VAR is the future of football. From my side the video assistant refereeing has been a great

Jan 07 2017

But after that, if the correct decision is taken, it can only be beneficial. There will be some leagues - the Italians, the Germans - who will test VAR in their own competitions and this will be

Dec 03 2016

This is a time for pain and suffering, not for talking. No words can diminish the

Nov 29 2016

We are so sorry to hear about the airplane crash in Colombia, it is shocking and tragic news. At this difficult time our thoughts are with the victims, their families and

Nov 04 2016

I want to make sure we have systems in place where we can assist and monitor all associations on a regular basis so we are not taken by surprise by a given

Nov 04 2016

Rather than shooting at them, we need to sit with them, tell them to show us the books and (explain) how we can

Nov 04 2016

If he is setting up (picking) the team, then that's not (allowed), obviously. But, if he is wishing them good luck for the next game and motivating them, then it's

Oct 14 2016 - World Cup

It's easy for the world champions to have an opinion about the World Cup. What can I say to him? That he must be open to renewal, for football, for football

Oct 03 2016

FIFA's idea is to develop football in the whole world, and the World Cup is the biggest event there

Sep 23 2016

Marco van Basten is

Sep 06 2016

We need to realize that these kinds of events are more than just a competition, they are real social events in the whole

Sep 06 2016

I have no concerns at all with the

Sep 06 2016 - World Cup

So, there is, I would say, no limit to whatever is good for football. We will see, but it's true that CONCACAF did not have the World Cup for a long

Sep 06 2016

These two topics will certainly be on the table for

Aug 16 2016

During his 24 years as president ... football became truly global, reaching new territories and bringing the game to all corners of the

Mar 16 2016

The defendants abused the positions of trust they held. The monies they pocketed belonged to

Mar 05 2016

Today we have taken a really historic decision for football. FIFA and IFAB are now leading the debate and not stopping it. We are listening to the fans, to the players, to football and applying common sense. We can't close our eyes to the future and technology but it doesn't mean that it will work. This is a big change and a big test we are doing here. We have to be very careful when it comes to protecting the game of

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