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We have laid solid building blocks for the future – FIFA President Gianni Infantino


FIFA President Gianni Infantino has extolled his leadership qualities at the world soccer governing body after he was re-elected for another term by acclamation.

The 69th FIFA Congress convened on Wednesday in Paris re-elected Infantino as the President of FIFA until 2023.

Infantino could not hide his excitement for bringing dignity and sanctity to world soccer during his first term as president.

“Nobody talks about crisis at FIFA anymore or rebuilding it from scratch. Nobody talks about scandals or corruption, we talk about football. We can say that we've turned the situation around”, he noted.

The FIFA President added that his administration has put in place positive measures to ensure the growth of world soccer.

“This organization has gone from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be – an organization that develops football and is now synonymous with transparency, integrity.

“This new FIFA has a mission and a plan for it, which is why the next four years have, in fact, already started: we have laid solid building blocks for the future”, he assured.

The ninth president in the history of the organization was first elected at an Extraordinary Congress in February 2016 and now starts his first full four-year term of office after running unopposed and being elected by acclamation by FIFA’s 211 member associations.

FIFA’s supreme legislative body approved the Activity Report and financial statements for 2018, as well as the detailed budget for 2020, which includes USD 810 million allocated to investments in football. The 70th FIFA Congress will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May 2020.
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