Gianni Infantino was re-chosen Wednesday, June fifth by praise for a second term as FIFA president at the Congress of world football’s governing body in Paris.
The49 year-old, who assumed responsibility for FIFA in February 2016 after the takeoff of the disgraced Sepp Blatter, stood unopposed for another four-year term which will keep running until 2023.
Prior, Infantino had demanded that FIFA had been changed into an association “synonymous with believability” as he tended to delegates of the 211 member federation before the Women’s World Cup starts in the French capital on Friday.
“Today no one discussions about emergencies, no one discussions about reconstructing FIFA without any preparation, no one discussions about outrages, no one discussions about corruption, we talk about football. The extremely least we can say is that we have turned the circumstance around.
“In three years and four months, this association went from being dangerous, practically criminal, to being what it ought to be, an association that creates football, an association that thinks about football” he said.