Ghosts of FIFA’s past circle as Infantino takes up new four year term

5 June 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Members of the FIFA Congress vote to re-elect Gianni Infantino as FIFA President by acclamation during the 69th FIFA Congress at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on June 05, 2019 in Paris, France.

Platini: Infantino “lacks legitimacy” and “vomited on FIFA”

Blatter: He “preaches to be the man of transparency. But it is not enough to look transparent.”

Chung the victim of “false-accusations, character assassinations, and interminable and unjustifiable delays”

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

PARIS - As FIFA president Gianni Infantino sets to work on his new four year presidential term following his election by acclamation at FIFA Congress today, former leading figures in world football have issued stinging rebukes against the Swiss.

Infantino’s former mentor, and one time FIFA presidential hopeful, Michel Platini, said that Infantino “lacked legitimacy”, while Sepp Blatter has said that he would be issuing legal action against Infantino. 

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