At the FIFA Congress on Thursday, Gianni Infantino was unanimously chosen to serve as the organization’s president again through the year 2027.
As they did four years prior, delegates from the 211 member federations ushered in the 52-year-old Swiss lawyer, who replaced the disgraced Sepp Blatter in 2016, for a third term by acclamation.
After being re-elected, Gianni Infantino vowed to continue the good work. “Let me simply thank all of you,” Infantino said. “Those who love me, you are many, and the few who hate me, I love you all,” he said. “Being FIFA president is a great honor and privilege but also a huge responsibility. You can continue to trust in my commitment.” He said.
Under his leadership, there have been numerous changes, like the men’s World Cup, which will return to North America in 2026 and will feature 48 teams instead of 32, while the women’s World Cup will feature 32 teams for the first time in Australia and New Zealand later this year.