Goodbye Blatter as Infantino is elected new Fifa boss

Goodbye Blatter as Infantino is elected new Fifa boss

GIANNI Infantino was elected FIFA president a the world footballing body’s presidential elections in Zurich on Friday.

Infantino won with 115 votes in the second round of voting. Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was second with 88 votes, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein had just 4 votes and Jerome Champagne
did not garner a single vote in round two of the elections.

The first round of the FIFA presidential election failed to produce a two-thirds majority winner, as voting proceeded to a second round

After the first round of votes Infantino led the way with 88, Sheikh Salman followed closely behind with 85, Prince Ali was third with 27 and Champagne with just 7.

Earlier, in a surprise move, South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale pulled out off the FIFA presidency race, moments before voting began.

The 62-year-old candidate, who was considered a rank outsider, told the FIFA congress in Zurich, Switzerland: “My campaign is suspended as of now.” – ANA