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Sepp Blatter hails Gianni Infantino as a worthy successor

Gianni Infantino was named FIFA’s ninth president on Friday, and it didn’t take long for his predecessor, Sepp Blatter, to praise his selection. Speaking about the Swiss-Italian UEFA general secretary moments after the second round…



FIFA avoids further disgrace with Sheikh Salman’s defeat

FIFA named Gianni Infantino its ninth president Friday, dodging a bullet by not electing Asian Football Confederation chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa. Widely considered a favourite alongside Infantino to replace the embattled Sepp Blatter,…


Gianni Infantino elected as FIFA president

Gianni Infantino, a Swiss-Italian lawyer who can often be seen orchestrating a draw somewhere on the planet, is FIFA’s ninth president. On Friday, at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, 207 of the 209…



FIFA votes to back reform package at extraordinary congress

FIFA members backed reforms intended to “protect against wrongdoing and improve the way FIFA works” ahead of the governing body’s presidential election. The move was confirmed at Friday’s extraordinary congress in Zurich, with 179 delegates…






FIFA presidential election: Assessing the candidates

FIFA’s presidential election takes place Friday in Zurich, where the world football governing body will look to move on from a period tarnished by corruption and controversy. Related – FIFA presidential election: The questions you…


FIFA presidential election: The questions you need answered

World football’s governing body, FIFA, will hold elections Friday to determine disgraced president Sepp Blatter’s replacement amid a period of controversy and corruption for the organization. Friday will mark one of the most important elections…