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World Cup fans will get 'hospitable' welcome in Russia

Football fans heading to next year's World Cup in Russia will receive a "hospitable" welcome, the head of the body organising the tournament told the annual FIFA Congress in Bahrain on Thursday.

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Gianni Infantino slams 'fake news' surrounding FIFA

Gianni Infantino slammed "fake news" surrounding FIFA in an impassioned speech to the annual congress of world football's governing body in Bahrain on Thursday.

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Putin acts to curb protests at Confed, World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to prevent civil demonstrations disrupting next month's Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup.

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FIFA corruption fight 'setback' by purge of ethics team

FIFA's decision to remove its ethics team was a "setback in the fight against corruption", one of those dismissed, investigator Cornel Borbely, told a press conference in Bahrain on Wednesday.

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FIFA finances 'extremely solid' - Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino claimed on Monday that the finances of football's governing body were "extremely solid", despite it posting a $369 million loss earlier this year.

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