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FIFA's Infantino gets election backing from 11-voter Oceania

The 11-member Oceania Football Confederation says it is backing FIFA President Gianni Infantino for re-election

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 23, 2018 4:00 IST ]
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — The 11-member Oceania Football Confederation says it is backing FIFA President Gianni Infantino for re-election.

The Oceania group says its executive committee — comprising 11 member federation presidents in New Zealand and the Pacific islands — voted unanimously to support the FIFA leader.

Infantino is seeking a full four-year term from 211 FIFA member countries at a June 5 vote in Paris. He was elected in February 2016 to complete the mandate of Sepp Blatter, who was banned by FIFA's ethics committee.

Infantino has no clear challenger yet before a Feb. 5 deadline for potential candidates.

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