Swiss Gianni Infantino was re-elected this Thursday as FIFA president until 2027, as the sole candidate during the 73rd Congress, which the organization is holding in Kigali (Rwanda).
Prior to his re-election to the position he held for seven years, Infantino reviewed the achievements of the previous four years, such as the celebration of “the best World Cup in the history of both women’s and men’s”, with figures of 5,000. 3,000 million spectators in all stadiums worldwide in Qatar 2022 and 1,200 million spectators in France 2019.
Gianni Infantino has been elected FIFA President for the term 2023-2027.#fifacongress pic.twitter.com/akzQV0IMNO
– FIFA (@FIFAcom) March 16, 2023
He also cited a $1,500 million aid plan to help non-professional football and a $7,500 million increase in income to respond to the health crisis caused by the pandemic. Dollar. dollars, over budget.
an increase in funding for development programs, so that each federation would receive seven times as much – about $8 million from 2023 to 2026 – and the return of $200,000 million by the United States Department of Justice, “stolen” by the corruption cases. Other economic aspects highlighted by the President.
Among them, he highlighted the forecast to receive $11,000 million in income from the new and expanded Club World Cup; Celebrating the next World Cup, a women’s tournament with 32 teams this year in Australia and New Zealand; the United States, with 48 teams, so that “they are the best in history”, and the new Club World Cup, every 4 years from 2025, with the 32 best teams from around the world.
Following the approval of the latest men’s and women’s international match calendars, the FIFA Council also unanimously approved the establishment of a dedicated task force on player welfare. pic.twitter.com/xAJYBawMKZ
– FIFA (@FIFAcom) March 14, 2023
Gianni Infantino’s mandate starting today is the second, as his first was to complete the election started by Joseph Blatter in June 2015, so when he finishes he will be able to hold a second election until 2031, because The term limit is 12 presidential years.
The FIFA Congress elected a Swiss leader (Brigadier, 1970) for the first time on 26 February 2016 as UEFA Secretary-General in elections following the corruption scandal that ended an 18-year term by Joseph Blatter.
Source: Efe/RRC/Photo: FIFA
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