No vote took place amongst FIFA’s 211 member federations in Paris as Infantino, a Swiss-Italian lawyer who previously served as UEFA secretary general, was the only candidate.
Before being officially reelected, Infantino spoke at length about how FIFA has turned a corner under his stewardship, transformed from “being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be — an organization that develops football.”
He added that the governing body is now “synonymous with credibility, trust, integrity, equality, human rights.”
Infantino’s predecessor Blatter was handed a six-year ban from all football-related activities in 2016 as part of widespread corruption investigations within FIFA.
The Women’s World Cup gets underway in France on Friday, where the USA is looking to defend its crown.