October 21 – Barring a miracle, Gianni Infantino will retain his FIFA presidency in 2023 after a 3rd confederation threw its weight behind his re-election. On Friday, the Oceania Soccer Confederation (OFC) confirmed it should unanimously again Infantino.
After taking part in soccer with the Indonesian FA president on the identical day that the 133rd sufferer of the Kanjuruhan tragedy died, Gianni Infantino headed to New Zealand for the OFC assembly and obtained what he wished.
The eleven member associations of the world’s smallest confederation have vowed to help Infantino for re-election on the FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda subsequent yr.
With the OFC’s backing, Infantino is now all however assured of re-election after the Confederation of African (CAF) with 54 votes and Conmebol with 10 votes pledged their loyalty.
Earlier this month, Conmebol determined to vote Infantino. “After a dialog in regards to the present actuality and the longer term state of affairs for South American and world soccer, the related members to CONMEBOL gave their unanimous help to Infantino,” mentioned Conmebol in a press release.
No candidate has come ahead to problem the incumbent FIFA president and Insideworldfootball understands that UEFA, who’ve been at loggerheads with FIFA for the longest of occasions, won’t put ahead a challenger.
In 2016, Infantino, previously UEFA’s normal secretary, was elected FIFA president on the organisation’s extraordinary congress. He was re-elected in 2019 in Paris.
He has repeatedly claimed that FIFA has been cleaned up and is now not a poisonous organisation.
Infantino will attend the Girls’s World Cup draw on Saturday. He will even journey to India later this month to look at the ultimate of the U-17 Girls’s World Cup.
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