Infantino vows FIFA reforms from 'day one'

GURGAON - UEFA's Gianni Infantino said he would work to clean up FIFA from "day one" if elected leader after an evening of close discussions with his Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. Infantino told AFP that he would instigate reforms immediately if he is elected on February 26 to succeed the suspended and deeply controversial Sepp Blatter. The general secretary of the European body was speaking after sitting side-by-side with Sheikh Salman, another leading contender for FIFA, at Sunday's Asian football awards near New Delhi. "Reforms... need to be not only agreed but they need to be implemented as well. So as of day one, 27th of February, you have to start implementing and living the reforms, and from doing it on a day-by-day basis in UEFA I know what it means."

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