Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

The President of the FIFA World Football Association, the Swiss Gianni Infantino, can be sure to support the Asian Confederation AFC in the re-election in 2023.

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“The AFC and the Asian football family welcome President Infantino’s application for re-election. And I can assure you that we will be behind him,” said AFC President Scheich Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain) after a meeting of the executive -Committees.

The 52-year-old Infantino strives for a third term. He had succeeded Joseph S. Blatter (also Switzerland) in 2016. A maximum of three terms of a president are allowed.

Scheich Salman was in 2016 against Infantino candidate, who was confirmed in his office in 2019. In March, the Confederation at the FIFA Congress in Doha/Qatar confirmed his intention to run again for the FIFA presidential post.

However, there is always criticism of Infantino and its office – especially from the European Football Union (UEFA). The AFC belongs to 47 countries, the FIFA consists of a total of 211 member associations.

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