69th FIFA Congress

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The 69th FIFA Congress was held in Paris expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, on 5 June 2019. [1]

The FIFA Congress is the supreme legislative body of the International Federation of Association Football, commonly known by the acronym FIFA. FIFA is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. The congress may be ordinary or extraordinary.

Paris expo Porte de Versailles

For the world's fair of 1900 held in Paris see Exposition Universelle (1900)

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2019 presidential election

On 13 June 2018, during the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, incumbent FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced his candidacy for a second term. [2] After the deadline on 5 February 2019, he was the only candidate. [3] Consequently, he was assured to be reelected as FIFA President. [4]

Gianni Infantino Swiss-Italian businessman

Giovanni Vincenzo "Gianni" Infantino is a Swiss–Italian football administrator and the current president of FIFA. He was elected President of FIFA during the 2016 FIFA Extraordinary Congress on 26 February 2016. He was reelected as FIFA President on 5 June 2019.

Voting results

69th FIFA Congress
5 June 2019 – Paris, France
CandidateRound 1
Flag of Switzerland.svg / Flag of Italy.svg Gianni Infantino Acclamation

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References

  1. "Agenda" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. "FIFA President Infantino set to run for re-election next year". Tass. 13 June 2018.
  3. "FIFA presidential election 2019 – call for election" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2018.
  4. "FIFA receives one candidature for presidential election". FIFA. 6 February 2019.