INFANTINO OF SWITZERLAND IS NEW FIFA CHIEF
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.