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Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:27 PM

Gianni Infantino elected Fifa president after Zurich election

Source: The Guardian

Fifa has elected Gianni Infantino, a European football administrator born just six miles from Sepp Blatter’s birthplace, as its new president in a bid to restore the reputational damage wrought by his disgraced predecessor.

The Swiss-Italian Uefa general secretary only entered the race when Michel Platini was suspended then banned for six years for accepting a “disloyal payment” from Blatter in 2011.

But Infantino, who spent €500,000 of Uefa funds on touring the globe in the runup to the election, triumphed over the controversial Asian Football Confederation president, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, in the second round of voting by 115 votes to 88.

The Bahraini had assumed his presidential bid would end in a coronation when he resolved to stand after Platini’s withdrawal in October but his campaign has been marred by strenuously denied allegations over human rights breaches and vote buying in previous elections.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/feb/26/gianni-infantino-elected-fifa-president-election

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Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:28 PM

1. What a clusterfuck. Nt

 

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Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:37 PM

2. It could have been worse??? n/t

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