In­fantino elected as new FIFA pres­i­dent

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.

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