FIFA President, Infantino eyes second term

International Edition By: Ayodeji Tunde | 13/06/2018

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced on Wednesday his plans to run for re-election as the president of the world’s governing football body next year at the

69th FIFA Congress in Paris.

Addressing the participants of the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Infantino thanked everyone for electing him for the first term and said he was planning to run for re-election next year in Paris.

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"I would like to announce to all of you - the members of FIFA, who have elected me two years and four months ago - that I will be standing for re-election next year on the 5th of June in Paris," Infantino told the Congress in the Russian capital.

Born in Switzerland, current FIFA President Infantino is fluent in French, Italian and German and also speaks English, Spanish and Arabic.