FIFA was headed by Infantino. The new President assured that the crisis in football over

The new President of the International football Federation (FIFA) for four years was elected General Secretary of the Union of European football associations , Gianni Infantino.

During the voting he received the support of majority of delegates to the extraordinary Congress of FIFA, held in Zurich, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

Infantino during the second round scored 115 votes when necessary 104, Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al Khalifa of Bahrain received 88 votes, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein — 4 votes, Jerome champagne .

Infantino elected for a term of four years.

«We will rebuild the image of FIFA and the prestige of this organization. The football went through a crisis, the waiting period is over. We are moving forward, football deserves respect and we get respect around the world,» said Infantino immediately after the election.

45-year-old Infantino works at UEFA since 2000, since 2009 holds the post of General Secretary of UEFA.

We will remind, the UEFA Executive Committee yesterday declared support for the candidacy Infantino for the position of FIFA President.

Earlier his candidature from the elections of the head of FIFA has lifted the UEFA President Michel Platini, citing the lack of time for conducting election campaign.

At the end of September 2015, the bodies of justice of Switzerland has opened a case against the head of FIFA Joseph Blatter on suspicion that he illegally transferred two million Swiss francs in 2011. December 21, the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics Committee FIFA has suspended Blatter and Platini from football for eight years. Platini later reduced the term of suspension of two years.

FIFA was headed by Infantino. The new President assured that the crisis in football over 26.02.2016

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