And the new FIFA President is

Gianni Infantino to take over as the new FIFA president. The Swiss official received 115 of the 207 eligible votes in the second round to earn a decisive majority over Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, who had been the strong favorite entering the election.

Infantino, the general secretary of European governing body UEFA, is the second straight FIFA president from the Valais region in the Swiss Alps. Infantino is from Brig and replaces the 79-year-old Blatter, who was born in neighboring Visp.
Infantino will be president through May 2019, completing the remainder of Blatter’s term.
Blatter was forced out by the pressure of American and Swiss investigations of corruption that hit FIFA two days before the previous election in May.


Questions:
1. What is the full form of FIFA?
2. The new President of FIFA Gianni Infantino replaces whom?

Source: The Pioneer

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *