Gianni Infantino Re-Elected as FIFA President, Promises Revenue of USD 11 Billion

- 17 March 2023 14:04 WIB
Gianni Infantino in Kigali, Rwanda (Photo: FIFA)
Gianni Infantino in Kigali, Rwanda (Photo: FIFA)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The man born in Brig, Switzerland, Gianni Infantino was re-elected as FIFA President for the next four years for the 2023 – 2027 period.

Gianni was elected without any other rivals at the 73rd FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda.

Some of the targets prepared by Gianni were presented at the Congress in Kigali, among others, the essence of which was to emphasize FIFA's role in organizing competitions and developing football.

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One of Gianni's ideas was to increase the prize pool for the FIFA Women's World Cup™ competition in Australia and New Zealand which will be contested by 32 teams later this year. The prize pool is over USD 150 million, or more than triple the value of the last tournament in 2019, and ten times that of 2015.

The FIFA president also referenced the forthcoming changes to the FIFA U-17 World Cup for men and women. The tournament will be played annually.

Gianni will also launch the FIFA World Series and a revised 32-team FIFA Club World Cup™, with an emphasis on providing more opportunities for teams from each confederation to compete on the global stage.

Gianni also promised the continuation of good governance. This includes additional changes to the transfer system and financial sustainability commitments across the football pyramid.

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For this reason, in the next financial cycle, Gianni promises that FIFA's revenue will be collected at USD 11 billion over the next four years. If that is achieved, this figure is a substantial increase from the initial target of USD 6.4 billion during the previous FIFA leadership period.

“Being President of FIFA is a great honor, a great privilege, and a great responsibility. I am truly humbled and touched by your support, and I promise you that I will continue to serve FIFA, serve football around the world, and serve all of FIFA's 211 member associations," Gianni said in Kigali.

For the first time in its history, the FIFA Congress is being held in Africa. The session was opened by His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. In his remarks, President Kagame welcomed the delegation of the 208 member associations that had gathered in his country and congratulated the FIFA President on being entrusted with becoming the future head of FIFA.


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