Gianni Infantino was today re-elected as Fifa president during the 73rd congress in Kigali.
infantino stood unopposed, making his re-election as head of football’s governing body a formality, even though he is not universally popular among member associations amid controversies including the treatment of migrant workers in the run-up to last year’s World Cup in Qatar and a failed plan to play the tournament every two years.
Infantino confirmed Fifa’s income hit record levels in the last cycle from 2019-22, but promised to substantially raise this again on the back of expanded men’s and women’s world cup tournaments and the introduction of a 32-team club World Cup.
Infantino was first elected in an extraordinary congress in 2016 following the resignation of his predecessor Sepp Blatter, and retained his position unopposed three years later.
But this counts as his second term of office and he will therefore be available for a third and final term in four years’ time.