Infantino encourages ASEAN nations to bid for World Cup 2034

Infantino in Myanmar

By Paul Nicholson

February 21 – The prospect of a 48-team World Cup is opening up new frontiers and finding new friends for FIFA President Gianni Infantino who was in Myanmar last week meeting ASEAN members (a sub-region of the Asian Football Confederation) encouraging them to consider how they could participate in the expanded format.

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Gianni jets back into focus with Mutko ‘flight’, pay rises and an emptying of FIFA House

Infantino as FIFA president

By Paul Nicholson

February 16 – It seems Gianni’s jet fetish may still be alive and kicking despite a FIFA Ethics investigation and reminders on rules about accepting gifts or favours that could prove later to be compromising. The FIFA president took a private jet on November 26, 2016 from Moscow to Kazan, provided by Russian sports minister and FIFA Council candidate Vitaly Mutko.

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