FIFA re-elected Gianni Infantino as FIFA President for the third time

The incumbent President has won the election after being unopposed until 2027.


During the FIFA conference on Thursday, Gianni Infantino defeated no challengers to win re-election as president until 2027.The 52-year-old Swiss attorney who replaced the infamous Sepp Blatter in 2016 for a third term was approved by the 211 delegates, just as they had done four years earlier.

Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President for the third time

Infantino addressed the delegates at the FIFA Congress in the capital of Rwanda, declaring,”I love you all,” despite the fact that the voting procedure did not take into account the number of opposing viewpoints.

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In addition, Infantino anticipated revenue of $11 billion for the four years up to 2026, up from $7.5 billion for the previous cycle, which began in 2022 and lasted for four years.


Since Infantino’s first reelection in 2019, two of football’s greatest challenges have been FIFA’s demand for twice-yearly World Cups and illustrious clubs’ demand for a European Super League. Both plans were unsuccessful.

Infantino pushed hard for more World Cups, which would compete directly with the European Championship and Copa América and rock the Olympic community. Although he did not officially endorse the Super League, he communicated with rebel teams and appeared to at least be sympathetic to them despite intentionally disrupting the domestic structure of European football.

European and South American football associations have halted much of Infantino’s planned empire-building. They can’t notwithstanding, win the administration all alone on the grounds that their joined help aggregates only 65 of 211.

Also, the first men’s 48-team World Cup in 2026 will give more money to FIFA and more spots to each of the six zones. That ought to be the culmination of Infantino’s subsequent administration, which may still be in its infancy.

Incumbency Following Infantino’s previous election:

FIFA successfully staged two World Cups in front of sold-out crowds. One took place on either side of the pandemic that caused football to be suspended for parts of 2020 and 2021, including some of its own youth competitions.

The global coverage of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France attracted approximately one billion viewers. There will be 32 teams competing in the Australia and New Zealand event in 2023, up from 24.

Qatar and Infantino’s backers viewed a stunning press conference held on the competition’s eve as a significant victory. As is customary, the criticism was rejected by a significant portion of Europe.

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