Gianni Infantino re-elected unopposed as FIFA president

  • 2023-03-16

Gianni Infantino will continue in his second term as FIFA president after being re-elected unopposed at the congress of world football’s ruling body.

Infantino was confirmed in office by acclamation at the gathering in Rwanda capital Kigali on Thursday.

"Being President of FIFA is an incredible honour, an incredible privilege. It is also a great, great responsibility. I'm truly humbled and touched by your support. I promise you I will continue serving FIFA, serving football all over the world, serving all 211 member associations of FIFA," Infantino said after his re-election.

“Let me simply thank all of you,” Infantino told delegates after being confirmed by a standing ovation at the 73rd FIFA Congress.

“Those who love me, you are many, and the few who hate me, I love you all,” he said. “Being FIFA president is a big honour and privilege but also a huge responsibility. You can continue to trust on my commitment.”

(Photo: Simon Maina/AFP)

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