Gianni Infantino re-elected FIFA president until 2027
Gianni Infantino has been re-elected president of FIFA until 2027, the governing body have confirmed.
The Swiss national first took the role in 2016 before being re-elected in 2019, and he has again been named as president after running unopposed this year.
“Being President of FIFA is an incredible honour, an incredible privilege,” Infantino said. “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.”
FIFA rules state that a president can serve a maximum of three four-year terms. While this will be Infantino’s third stint in office, the 52-year-old is looking to stay on until 2031 after arguing that his first spell, after replacing Sepp Blatter in 2016, did not count as a full term.
The Governance, Audit and Compliance Committee have also accepted that Infantino’s first three years were not an official term in charge of FIFA, freeing him up to run for the position once again in 2027.
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