Gianni Infantino to be re-elected Fifa president unopposed for third term


By Sedara Oluwadara

Fifa president Gianni Infantino will stand unopposed to be re-elected for a third term in the post.

The 52-year-old Swiss-Italian became head of football’s governing body when he succeeded Sepp Blatter in February 2016, and was re-elected in 2019.

Fifa said that “following the call for election” in March 2022, its member associations had only proposed Infantino as a candidate.

He will be re-elected at the 73rd Fifa Congress in Kigali, Rwanda on 16 March.Blatter was Fifa president for 17 years until he was banned amid a corruption scandal in 2015.

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