Gianni Infantino re-elected FIFA President
Swiss-Italian lawyer Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).
Infantino was re-elected unopposed during the 69th FIFA Congress in Paris, France on Wednesday.
“We are happy that from the on-set we have supported Infantino. It’s a wonderful day seeing Infantino being re-elected FIFA President because that means a lot for football,” said Francis Amin Michael, President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) who attended the Congress.
Infantino’s re-election was marked by a round of applause from the congress after the statutes were changed earlier in the day to no longer require a vote if there was only one candidate for the position.
The 49-year-old Infantino now has a four-year mandate after taking over in 2016.
“This organisation has gone from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be – an organisation that develops football and is now synonymous with transparency, integrity,” said Infantino at the Paris Expo.