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Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President until 2023

BY: www.90min.com
Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President until 2023
Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President until 2023

​Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as FIFA president until 2023, after he was the only candidate to stand for election.

After succeeding Sepp Blatter in 2016, Infantino has overseen drastic changes to global tournaments like the World Cup, whilst he has also proposed plenty of other alternations to club competitions.

The news was confirmed by one of FIFA's official ​Twitter pages, whilst ​Sky Sports also added that he was the only candidate to run for the post at the 69th FIFA congress in Paris.

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During his time in charge, Infantino finalised plans to expand the 2026 World Cup from 32 teams to 48, although his efforts to implement that change in 2022 were rejected in May amid fears it would require a second host nation.

He has also pushed to turn the Club World Cup into a 24-team competition which would take place every four years. Whilst FIFA may have approved his plans, many of Europe's top sides have threatened to boycott such a tournament, with current ​Champions League holders ​Liverpool one of ​several sides to suggest they would decline to participate.