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Infantino re-elected as FIFA President For Third Term


Gianni Infantino was re-elected as Fifa president during the 73rd Congress in Kigali on Thursday.

He was re-elected unopposed for his third term as the president of the Football apex body.

The 52-year-old has promised greater revenue and also promised serving football.

“It is an incredible honour and privilege, and a great responsibility,” Infantino said. “I promise to continue serving Fifa and football around the world.

“To those that love me, and I know there are many, and those who hate me … I love you all.”

“Revenues rose to a record $7.5 billion (to 2022) in a period that was hit by Covid-19. When I arrived, Fifa reserves stood at around $1 billion, today they are at almost $4 billion,” Infantino said.

“We promise new record revenues for the next cycle of $11 billion, and the new Club World Cup is not included in that figure, so it could increase by a couple of billion (more).”

Infantino was first elected in an Extraordinary Congress in 2016 following the resignation Sepp Blatter, he retained the position three years later unopposed.

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