Gianni Infantino was re-elected as FIFA president during the 73rd Congress in Kigali
“It is an incredible honor and privilege, and a great responsibility. I promise to continue serving FIFA and football around the world. To those that love me, and I know there are many and those who hate me…I love you all.” Infantino said in his acceptance speech.
Infantino stood unopposed, making his re-election as head of football’s governing body a mere formality.
He made promises to increase the revenue of the body, with the body recording a $ 7.5 billion rise in his previous term.
“Revenues rose to a record $7.5 billion (to 2022) in a period that was hit by COVID-19. When I arrived, FIFA reserves stood at around $1 billion, today they are at almost $4 billion,” Infantino said.
“We promise new record revenues for the next cycle of $11 billion, and the new Club World Cup is not included in that figure, so it could increase by a couple of billion”, he added.
Infantino replaced Sepp Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 and will now serve in office till 2027.
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