How the new FIFA presidential election will work
7.20pm Milan: In an interview with Football Italian, Gianni Infantino, the new president of FIFA, said he expected to hold a presidential election in December and called for the resignation of Sepp Blatter, the president of the confederation.
“I have already given an invitation to the president and he is the right person to do it.
“They have been manipulated by the powerful and they have had no political power, and they are suffering for that. “
They deserve the protection of the law and the protection by the law.””
They have been manipulated by the powerful and they have had no political power, and they are suffering for that.
They deserve the protection of the law and the protection by the law.”
It was not immediately clear who will run in the run-off for the presidency, but Infantinos predecessor, Gian Piero Gasperini, has said he is planning to stand.”
I hope that Blatter will be in office, but there are a number of others who have a chance to be elected as president.”
It was not immediately clear who will run in the run-off for the presidency, but Infantinos predecessor, Gian Piero Gasperini, has said he is planning to stand.
Blatter, a former president of Fifa, is expected to run against Gasperino in a run-up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Blatt has been in office for a decade and has faced growing criticism from members of the football world over the way he has handled the crisis.
Blatter has faced calls for his resignation over allegations of money laundering and corruption, including the use of offshore companies.
In a statement, FIFA said it was “disappointed by the resignation” of Blatter.
“The election will be held on December 15th and it is important to stress that it will be conducted under the auspices of the Executive Committee of FIFA and the Ethics Committee,” it said.
“It is important that the election process is transparent and fair.”
Blatter’s office said it did not have the right to comment.
In an exclusive interview with Fifa.com, Infantini said he had asked FIFA’s ethics committee to conduct an investigation into Blatter’s claims of wrongdoing.
“We have not asked for an investigation.
We are asking for a public opinion poll and I am sure that many of you, of you who have been in the game for a long time, will feel that this is the best way to conduct this important process,” he said.FIFA said it would “examine all aspects of Blatt’s statement in the coming days”.
Blatter has been suspended from the federation since a meeting in Zurich in November, during which he called on FIFA to resign.
The move was later reversed by FIFA’s executive committee.
Fifa said it had also asked the ethics committee of the International Olympic Committee to investigate whether Blatter had committed a crime.
The ethics committee is a body of eight members that meets once every three years and it was appointed by the president.