FIFA's Infantino gets election backing from 11-voter Oceania Football Confederation 

Gianni Infantino was elected in February 2016 to complete the mandate of Sepp Blatter, who was banned by FIFA's ethics committee.

Published: 23rd November 2018 11:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2018 11:42 AM   |  A+A-

Gianni Infantino

FIFA President Gianni Infantino ( Photo | AP)

By PTI

AUCKLAND: The 11-member Oceania Football Confederation says it is backing FIFA President Gianni Infantino for re-election.

The Oceania group says its executive committee comprising 11 member federation presidents in New Zealand and the Pacific islands voted unanimously to support the FIFA leader.

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Infantino is seeking a full four-year term from 211 FIFA member countries at a June 5 vote in Paris.

He was elected in February 2016 to complete the mandate of Sepp Blatter, who was banned by FIFA's ethics committee.

Infantino has no clear challenger yet before a February 5 deadline for potential candidates.

 

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