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He was confirmed in office by acclamation at the congress of world football’s ruling body in Kigali, Rwanda, yesterday March 16, 2023.
Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as president of FIFA until 2027 after standing unopposed at the congress of world football's governing body that took place in Kigali yesterday Thursday March 16, 2023. It is officially his first re-election since he initially took over the remaining term of his suspended predecessor, Joseph Blatter, in 2016. This means he can seek another term in 2027 until 2031, according to FIFA statutes.
Infantino’s re-election was a formality after no other candidate came forward, even if he is not universally popular among member associations for a range of reasons, including pushing for a failed plan to play the World Cup every two years. Several European countries, including Germany, Norway and Sweden, have not been happy with his presidency and said they would not actively support him. The men’s World Cup will increase from 32 teams to 48 for the next edition in North America in 2026, while the women’s World Cup will feature 32...