FIFA Congress: Infantino Re-elected For The Third Term


Incumbent FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been reelected as the president of the body for the third consecutive time.

Infantino first rose to the leadership of FIFA when he replaced Sepp Blatter in 2016 and he won a second term in 2019.

Infantino returned unopposed on Thursday during the ongoing 73rd FIFA congress in Kigali Rwanda and said is touched by his reelection.

“I am truly humbled and touched by your support, and I simply promise you that I will continue serving FIFA, serving Football all over the world, all 211 member associations.”

“Leadership is obviously about listening, and learning. We always learn and then leadership is also about acting. You can continue to trust in my commitment and the only thing I am asking of you is to continue working hard together to unite the world with football,” he said.

The development means the Swiss-Italian is on course to preside over at least three World Cups, with his upcoming third-term set to go beyond the 2026 edition, which will be staged in the United States, Canada and Mexico.