Without competitors, Infantino is guaranteed another 4 years at the helm of FIFA sports

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will remain four more years at the helm of football’s governing body after no other candidate ran to face him.

FIFA said Thursday that the 52-year-old Swiss lawyer was the only person to apply by the previous night’s deadline — exactly four months before the elections scheduled for March 16 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Infantino emerged victorious from a five-way bid in 2016 to succeed Joseph Blatter and was re-elected unopposed in 2019. He will lead beyond the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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