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AFC to support Infantino in FIFA presidential election

AFC to support Infantino in FIFA presidential election

The Asian Football Confederation supports the candidate of the present FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the upcoming elections of the head of the organization in 2023. This is reported by the official website of the Football Federation of Tajikistan.

The present FIFA President Gianni Infantino recently has announced his intention to run for re-election in 2023, and AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa welcomed the proposal. He stated this today at a meeting of the AFC Executive Committee at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dushanbe.

“The AFC and the Asian football family will welcome the re-election of President Infantino, and I can assure him today that we will be united in his candidacy. President Infantino inspired Asian and world football during a deep crisis, and we are grateful to him for his unwavering support of the Asian football family,” the AFC president said.

Let’s remind that a 52-years-old Swiss has been heading FIFA since February 2016 after Joseph Blatter, the former head of the organization left the presidency.

The elections of the organization’s president will be held in the frame of the 73-rd Congress of the organization in 2023.

Submission of candidacies deadline for the post of FIFA president by FIFA member associations is set four months before the congress, and the deadline for notifying FIFA member associations of the names of proposed and admitted candidates is one month before the congress, while the election period ends with FIFA presidential elections at the congress.

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