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Footy first corruption later new FIFA boss gets down to work


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Footy first corruption later new FIFA boss gets down to work

The new FIFA president
Gianni Infantino got down to work by organising a friendly football match for employees and guests at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich.

The 45-year-old Swiss, former general secretary of European football’s governing body UEFA, was elected on Friday and he knows what is expected of him.

“The first steps must be, that we show that we can open up FIFA, that we show transparency, that we don’t need to be afraid of what we do, that there is a new broom. We want people to talk positively about FIFA,” he said.

He inherited an organisation in crisis after several dozen officials in FIFA at the time, were indicted in the United States while former president Sepp Blatter was banned for by FIFA’s ethics committee.

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