Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as the president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) for the third – until 2027.
On Thursday, the 52-year-old Swiss lawyer was waved in for a third term by acclamation after running unopposed at the FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda
Speaking in his re-election, Infantino promised to continue serving the sport and all the countries under the federation.
“Being President of FIFA is an incredible honor, an incredible privilege. It is also a great, great responsibility,” he said.
“I’m truly humbled and touched by your support. I promise I will continue serving FIFA, football all over the world, and all 211 member associations of FIFA.”
Infantino was first re-elected as president during the 2016 FIFA extraordinary congress on February 26, to complete the term of Sepp Blatter, who was disgraced out of office amid a corruption scandal.
The swiss Lawyer was then re-elected unopposed in 2019.
On Tuesday, the newly re-elected president announced that there will be an expanded team of 48 countries to participate in the 2026 World Cup slated to hold in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
With this announcement, the tournament in North America will feature 104 matches, an increase of 40 matches compared to the traditional 64.