FIFA Presidential Hopeful Infantino Receives Support of CONMEBOL, UEFA and UNCAF

By iSportconnect | January 28, 2016

FIFA Presidential Candidate Gianni Infantino has been given a boost in his election race after winning the support of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

The backing from CONMEBOL, ambulance the governing body for 10 Associations in the region, comes after the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) and the UEFA Executive Committee also pledged their support to Infantino’s candidacy.

“I am honoured to have the unanimous support of my colleagues at CONMEBOL and I’d like to thank them, along with colleagues from UNCAF, UEFA and the many other Football Associations that have declared their support for my candidacy and my vision to take FIFA and Football Forward,” Infantino said.

“I have met and discussed the future of FIFA and the global game with many Football heads all over the world in recent weeks and months and these conversations, based on placing Football back on the centre stage, have reaffirmed my view we are at the dawn of a new era. We must seize this opportunity and introduce a new order of responsible leadership at FIFA.

“Associations are the bedrock of our game and I look forward to meeting with more colleagues between now and 26 February to discuss how together we can deliver change and rebuild trust in FIFA. I will work tirelessly to restore FIFA’s reputation and give back to the game the credible, trustworthy governing body it deserves. Together we can take FIFA Forward.”

Infantino will be going up against fellow candidates Prince Ali, Jerome Champagne, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale to land the FIFA presidency on 26 February.

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