Infantino to stand for FIFA presidency

PARIS – UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino is to stand for the presidency of FIFA after receiving the backing of the Executive Committee of European football’s governing body on Monday. “We are delighted that Gianni has agreed to stand,” said UEFA in a statement. “Gianni has done a great job at UEFA, has a proven track record as a top class administrator and built positive relations with football stakeholders around the globe,” the statement continued. “He has been a long-time advocate of the need for change and renewed development at FIFA and would bring a refreshing and informed voice to the top table of football’s world governing body.” The UEFA’s statement added: “(Infantino) is in the process of submitting the required nominations and will issue a statement on his candidacy later today.”

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