Gianni Infantino Re-elected Unopposed as FIFA President

Date: 16-03-2023 5:30 pm (1 week ago) | Author: kacy lee
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Gianni Infantino was on Thursday re-elected as FIFA president during the 73rd Congress in Kigali, Rwanda.

Infantino stood unopposed, even if he is not universally popular among member associations for a range of reasons, including pushing for a failed plan to play the World Cup every two years.

The FIFA president opened his remarks with an anecdote describing how he came to Kigali when he first campaigned in 2016 and almost quit the race, likening his refusal to give up to how Rwanda recovered after its genocide in 1994.

“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.”

Infantino confirmed FIFA’s income hit record levels in the last cycle from 2019-22, but promised to substantially raise this again on the back of expanded men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments and the introduction of a 32-team Club World Cup.

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

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

Posted: at 16-03-2023 05:30 PM (1 week ago) | Addicted Hero
- fineboy77 at 16-03-2023 06:31 PM (1 week ago)
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Posted: at 16-03-2023 06:31 PM (1 week ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 16-03-2023 11:10 PM (1 week ago)
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i like him!!! he stood with those arab when those stupid white gay Wanted to force dem to do gay/ drinking beer at the world cup
Posted: at 16-03-2023 11:10 PM (1 week ago) | Grande Master