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Gianni Infantino Leads FIFA for another Four Years


7Dnews London

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 20:56 GMT

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is due to serve another four years as the leader of football’s governing body because he is the only candidate for election.

After hearing the news, Infantino said from Rome, "Good news for football." He must now pass the formality of eligibility and integrity checks for the election held in Paris on 5th June.

FIFA said on Wednesday February 6th that Infantino had received the required nomination letters from five of the 211 members when the deadline expired at midnight on Tuesday in Zurich.

The 48-year-old Swiss lawyer has been supported by most of FIFA’s continental governing bodies such as CONCACAF North America and CONMEBOL in South America.

Since his election in February 2016, Infantino helped to expand the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, choosing the United States, Canada, and Mexico to co-host it.

Infantino is completing the term of Sepp Blatter, who resigned after the corruption scandal that shook the football world in May 2015.