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FIFA president Gianni Infantino under pressure to explain Super League role - sources

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is coming under mounting pressure to explain his role in the failed European Super League project, sources have told ESPN. Publicly under the banner of FIFA, Infantino has renounced last month's breakaway which saw 12 clubs including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus launch a new competition to shatter the existing structure of European football, only to collapse within 48 hours in the face of fierce opposition from fans, league administrators and politicians.
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Report: FIFA's Gianni Infantino Being Pressured to Explain His Role with Super League

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is reportedly under pressure to explain the extent of his involvement in the planning for the failed European Super League project. ESPN's James Olley reported Friday there's "widespread dismay" among high-profile soccer clubs throughout Europe after La Liga President Javier Tebas alleged Infantino was listed in Super League documents as "W01," standing for "World Number One," and it made teams believe FIFA supported the project.
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UEFAThe Independent

Gianni Infantino denies FIFA collusion over European Super League project

FIFA did not collude with clubs over the foundation of the short-lived European Super League its president Gianni Infantino has said. The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas is adamant that Infantino and other members of the FIFA hierarchy held meetings with, and offered encouragement to, the clubs involved in the Super League project, which was launched on April 18 but had collapsed within 72 hours.
FIFAThe Independent

Special prosecutor removed from investigation into Fifa president Gianni Infantino

In a big legal win for Fifa president Gianni Infantino, a special prosecutor investigating his meetings with Switzerland's former attorney general has been removed from the case, a federal court said on Wednesday. The Swiss federal criminal court said it upheld a complaint by Infantino to have prosecutor Stefan Keller...

Breakaway clubs ‘must live with consequences of their choice’ – Gianni Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said his organisation “strongly disapproves” of plans for a European Super League and has warned the breakaway clubs they will have to “live with the consequences of their choice”. Twelve clubs – including the Premier League’s so-called ‘big six’ – are part of proposals which...
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‘Either you are in or you are out’: Gianni Infantino says Fifa ‘strongly disapprove’ of Super League

Gianni Infantino has reiterated and made clear that Fifa, the world’s governing body for the sport of football, are firmly against the European Super League plans which have dominated headlines over the past 48 hours.While the outpouring of anger and emotion has in several cases been instantaneous and with the game as a whole in mind, it has also in other cases been rather more self-serving and predictable, with certain bodies fearful and looking to protect their own interests. Fifa, however, stands above the individual components of the argument in theory: they neither directly run the competitions which stand...

Gianni Infantino warns Super League clubs must 'live with the consequences' of decision

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has warned those clubs keen to form the Super League that they must live with the consequences of their decision, whatever they may be. While UEFA have threatened to kick the 12 teams involved out of the Champions League, Europa League and their domestic leagues, FIFA have taken a calmer approach to things and recently called for 'constructive talks' to find a solution that pleases everyone.
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IOC EB rejects complaint against CAS, FIFA and its President, Gianni Infantino

The decision was made today by postal vote after the IOC Executive Board (EB) reviewed the recommendations made by the IOC Ethics Commission. With regard to the Court of Arbitration for Sport:. As the Court of Arbitration for Sport is excluded from the scope of application of the IOC Code...