Gianni Infantino was re-elected for a second term as president of FIFA, football's governing body, on Wednesday in Paris.
As he ran unopposed, the federation changed its rules, no longer requiring a vote from its 211 members in cases where there is only one candidate.
The Swiss-Italian was first elected in 2016 when he succeeded Sepp Blatter after a 17-year stint as head of FIFA until he was... Еще banned amid a corruption scandal.
«We have turned the situation around. In three years and four months this organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be; an organisation that develops football, an organisation that cares about football,» Infantino said in a speech upon his re-election.
«On an election day, nobody talks about crisis. Nobody talks about rebuilding FIFA from scratch. Nobody talks about scandals. Nobody talks about corruption. We talk about football,» he concluded.
The FIFA boss promised to invest over $1 billion (€890 million) of the federation's $2.75 billion (€2.44 billion) in reserves back into football, including $500 million (€445 million) in women's football by the end of 2023.