Infantino elected as new FIFA president
The UEFA general secretary defeated Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim in the second round of voting, earning the right to succeed Sepp Blatter.
Gianni Infantino was elected as FIFA's new president Friday in Zurich, earning the right to succeed Sepp Blatter.
UEFA's general secretary secured 115 votes in the second round of polls, beating out favorite Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa in second while Prince Ali bin Hussein finished third.
Infantino succeeds the dethroned Blatter, who was suspended from all football activities for eight years — later reduced to six — along with ex-UEFA president Michel Platini for corruption.