Infantino set for second term as FIFA President

Gianni Infantino is set to serve four more years as FIFA president, as the only candidate for election.
FIFA says only Infantino had the required nomination letters from five of the 211 member federations when the deadline passed at midnight on Tuesday in Zurich.

Infantino must now pass eligibility and integrity checks for the election on June 5 in Paris.
The 48-year-old succeeded Sepp Blatter as the head of world football’s governing body in February 2016.

The election will take place before the women’s World Cup, which starts two days later in France.
Former Tottenham defender Ramon Vega said he would stand against Infantino but did not garner enough support.

Vega, 47, needed the backing of five of Fifa’s 211 member federations.

Infantino has introduced plans to increase the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 from 2026.
He has also proposed bringing the expansion forward to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with a decision on the idea expected when a feasibility study has been conducted. (BBC)