South America soccer supports Infantino's reelection at FIFA

AP , Wednesday 12 Oct 2022

The 10 national soccer associations that form the South American confederation CONMEBOL having given their backing to Gianni Infantino's bid for re-election as FIFA president.

President of the international football federation (FIFA) Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference at Paraguayan Football High-Performance Centre (CARDE) on the occasion of the inauguration of the Women s Football High-Performance Centre (CARFEM) in Ypane, Paraguay, on October 11, 2022. AFP


``After a conversation about the current reality and the future scenario for South American and global soccer, the associated members to CONMEBOL gave their unanimous support to Infantino,'' CONMEBOL said in a statement Tuesday.

Infantino took part in a CONMEBOL council meeting in Paraguay which was attended by the leaders of the 10 associations. He will seek re-election at the FIFA congress in Kigali, Rwanda, in March.

South American support for Infantino is a sign that both sides have moved past any fallout from CONMEBOL's rejection of the FIFA president's suggestion for a biennial World Cup.

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