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Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President

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Gianni Infantino, a famous Swiss football administrator who has been the president of FIFA since 2016 has been re-elected on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

This comes after he had no rivals for the position and was crowned for another four years by acclamation at the congress of world football’s ruling body.

He was first elected as the president of FIFA in 2016 after he took over the remaining term of his suspended predecessor, Joseph Blatter. In June 2019, he was re-elected for another four years which was due in 2023. His current team will be due in 2027 and he can seek another four-year term until 2031, according to FIFA statutes.

Even though he is said to be one of the best FIFA presidents so far, he is not loved by all member associations for his presidency for several reasons. The likes of some European countries; Germany, Norway and Sweden, have not been happy with his presidency and have revealed their decision to be unsupportive of him.

With the new update in the world Cup, the men’s World Cup will increase from 32 teams to 48 for the next edition which will be hosted in North America in 2026, while the women’s World Cup will feature 32 teams for the first time in Australia and New Zealand later this year, 2023.


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