Gianni Infantino Emerges New FIFA President

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Gianni Infantino is the new Fifa president after being voted in today, as Sepp Blatter’s replacement.

Infantino won by 115 votes in the second round of voting, with Salman Bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa coming in second and Prince Alli in third.

The Swiss replaces the Sepp Blatter, who is currently serving a six year ban from all football related activities.

“Dear friends, I cannot express my feelings in this moment,” he said in his acceptance speech.

“I told you I went through a journey, an exceptional journey, a journey which made me meet many fantastic people, many people who love, live, breathe football every day.

“We will restore the image and respect of Fifa. People will applaud us, applaud you for what we will do.

“Everyone has to be proud of what we will do at Fifa. I want to thank you all, all 209 and the other candidates. Tokyo [Sexwale] decided four can win, one cannot win. We had a great competition, a great sign of democracy in Fifa.

“I want to be president of all 209 [member federations]. I have travelled the globe and I will continue to do this. I want to work with all of you together in order to restore and rebuild a new Fifa where we can put again football at the centre of the stage.”



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