Breaking: Gianni Infantino returns as FIFA president for 2nd term

Breaking: Gianni Infantino returns as FIFA president for 2nd term

- Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as the FIFA president for the second term

- The Swiss' tenure will expire in 2023 having taken over from Sepp Blatter in 2016

- Infantino after emerging president proposed the expansion of the World Cup teams to 48

Gianni Infantino has returned as the FIFA president for the second term following his re-election bu the world football governing body on Wednesday, June 4.

The 49-year-old emerged victorious unopposed during this year's Fifa's annual congress recently held in Paris.

Infantino, who succeeded Sepp Blatter three years back will remain in charge of global football until the 2023.

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Barely one year into his first tenure as FIFA president, the Swiss proposed a 48- nation World Cup and that will be staging in United States and Mexico in 2016.

Although, he tried to get the new plan started in Qatar in 2022, it was impossible owing to logistic reasons and some other things.

Infantino also got FIFA to approve the expansion of Club World Cup starting in 2021 to 24 teams in March 2019.

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The former UEFA general secretary took over from Blatter, who had been in charge of the football body for 17 years.

Legit.ng earlier reported that FIFA president Gianni Infantino has branded Amaju Pinnick as the only recognised head of the Nigeria Football Federation.

The world football governing body boss further stated that the country will be banned from all football related activities should he (Pinnick) be removed by any civil court rulling.

Pinnick was democratically elected into the NFF office four years ago in Warri by the congress of the football association.

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