Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as FIFA president for the 2023-2027 term of office by acclamation.
He stood unopposed at the 73rd FIFA Congress in Rwanda.
“To those who love me, and I know there are many, and those who hate me – I know there are a few. I love you all. Especially today,” he said.
“We promised you the best World Cup ever and we did it , we promised you that we would have increased Fifa’s revenues, that we would have made it more transparent, that we would have regained the trust of the sponsors – Infantino’s words in Kigali – We were there set yourself to reach 6.4 billion dollars: we have reached 7.5 and you cannot reach these figures if you are not a solid and strong organization, in which everyone believes. What we promised you was to keep working honestly, to protect football, our federations, our fans around the world. Football is a symbol of joy, happiness, peace, football unites the world.
“There are so many things we can’t wait to do : we are here to organize competitions and make football grow. I hear there is too much football but in most of the world it is not like that and when you see passion for football, you have to do something: the Fifa Arab Cup, for example, was an incredible success”. He added.
He was first elected to the office during the 2016 FIFA Extraordinary Congress in February 2016, and was re-elected in June 2019. In January 2020, he was also elected a member of the International Olympic Committee.
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