FIFA Leader Infantino Wins SE Asia Support for Re-election


FIFA President Gianni Infantino, gestures before the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup final soccer match between Mexico and Spain in Montevideo, Uruguay, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Matilde Campodonico AP Photo
HANOI, Vietnam
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received another pledge of support in his campaign for re-election next year.
The ASEAN group of national soccer federations in southeast Asia says its members “unanimously declared their support for Mr. Infantino.”
The regional group has 12 voters — including Australia, Indonesia and Thailand — among the 211 FIFA member federations which can take part in the June 5 ballot in Paris.
Infantino has public promises of support in each continental governing body outside Europe. He currently seems unlikely to face a challenger ahead of the Feb. 5 deadline for opponents to enter.

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