UEFA back Infantino for FIFA presidency….


FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino has received the “overwhelming” backing of Europe’s football associations. A UEFA statement said: “UEFA’s national associations overwhelmingly expressed their support for Gianni and will officially announce their individual positions in due course.” Infantino, the UEFA secretary general is one of five candidates standing in the election on 26 February. The winner will replace outgoing president Sepp Blatter who has been in charge since 1998 but was banned for football for eight years in December.

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