IN­FANTINO OF SWITZER­LAND IS NEW FIFA CHIEF

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ZURICH: Gianni In­fantino pulled off a stun­ning vic­tory Fri­day to take over as FIFA pres­i­dent. The Swiss of­fi­cial re­ceived 115 of the 207 el­i­gi­ble votes in the se­cond round to earn a de­ci­sive ma­jor­ity over Sheikh Sal­man of Bahrain, who had been the strong favourite en­ter­ing the elec­tion. The 45-year-old for­mer lawyer saluted vot­ers by pat­ting his right hand over his heart, and had to com­pose him­self be­fore start­ing his ac­cep­tance speech.

“We will re­store the im­age of FIFA and the re­spect of FIFA. And ev­ery­one in the world will ap­plaud us,” In­fantino said.

FIFA pres­i­dent

Gianni In­fantino:

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