Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President

Gianni Infantino reeleito presidente da FIFA

Gianni Infantino was early this morning re-elected as FIFA President at the congress held in the city of Kigali, Rwanda, in which there was no opposition whatsoever.

The leader will, therefore, serve another term, between 2023 and 2027. This will only be the second, since he himself argues that the first, which took place between 2016 and 2019, should not count for the limit provided by the regulations, since it came about in an extraordinary way, as a result of the resignation of Joseph Blatter.

"There is a lot to do, and we are here to organize competitions and develop soccer. At the level of competitions, we will organize the biggest women's World Cup in 2023," he said, in statements reproduced by the French television station RMC Sport and quoted by Notícias ao Minuto.

"We will go from 24 to 32 teams. We will also host the largest men's World Championship in 2026, increasing it to 48 team. It will be, for many countries, their first World Cup, and we have to be inclusive," he continued.

"We also decided to create a new Club World Championship, which will be held every four years, with the 32 best teams in the world, who will play in one place, to decide which is the best club in the world. We will do something similar at the women's level," he added.

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