Gianni Infantino was reelected as FIFA president during the 73rd Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, on Thursday.
“It is an incredible honor and privilege, and a great responsibility,” Infantino said. “I promise to continue serving FIFA and football around the world.
“To those that love me, and I know there are many, and those who hate me … I love you all.”
“Revenues rose to a record $7.5 billion [in 2022] in a period that was hit by COVID-19. When I arrived, FIFA reserves stood at around $1bn, today they are at almost $4bn,” Infantino said.
“We promise new record revenues for the next cycle of $11bn, and the new Club World Cup is not included in that figure, so it could increase by a couple of billion more.”
Infantino spoke on improving the transfer system in order to improve transparency across all parties and even suggested that a salary cap may be in the discussion.
“We must improve our regulations and the FIFA statutes. We will continue to evolve our good governance principles and look at the transfer system, and maybe have a discussion to improve the transparency of transfer fees and salaries.
“It might be necessary to introduce a cap, we have to think how we can do that. We will look at it with all stakeholders and see what we can do.”
This is now Infantino’s second term in office. He was first elected in 2016 after the resignation of Sepp Blatter.
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