FIFA head Infantino: I'll stay in the job until 2031

When seeking advice from in the Council of the World Association in Qatar on Friday, I was that I was in my very first term, stated the Swiss during a press conference. He has actually been leading FIFA considering that February 2016. The 52-year-old will contend for re-election at the FIFA Congress in Kigali next March. His option is considered protected because he has numerous fans amongst the 211 associations currently coming from FIFA. Each association has just one voice despite its size. This would start his second term in the coming year, said Infantile. According to the statutes, the FIFA president might have been elected for an optimum of three terms of 4 years each.


Far, it had been assumed that Infantile 2027 might no longer be chosen. Through the brand-new reading, he could remain the head of world football by 2031. According to Infantile's statements, the very first three years from early 2016 to summer 2019 do not count as a term. At that time he had actually taken control of the presidency of Joseph Latter, who was chosen in May 2015 and just recently resigned.

In 2019 Infantile was confirmed in workplace in Paris. The FIFA president is always picked in the year after the men's World Cup. The DFB still supported Infantile's re-election in 2019. In November, the DFB announced that in March 2023 it would not send out a challenger to the race. President Bernd Bettendorf offered the reasons. Because a candidate ship would be destined fail. The fact is: Many associations have already signified their support for the incumbent President Gianni Infantino, Neuendorf-and DFB is not one of them.


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