2/6/2019 5:46:02 PM (GMT+3)

FIFA head Infantino all set for second term

FIFA head Infantino all set for second term

LAUSSANE, Switzerland: FIFA president Gianni Infantino will serve a second term as he will be the only candidate for the election on June 5 in Paris.

The 48-year-old has been in charge of FIFA since February 2016, after succeeding the disgraced Sepp Blatter.

Former Tottenham defender Ramon Vega had announced his intention to stand against Infantino, but failed to garner the required support of five of FIFA's 211 member federations.

Infantino has introduced plans to increase the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 from 2026, but there's a possiibilty to do so at 2022 edition in Qatar and a decision is expected to be taken next March.

Infantino is also hoping for an enlarged, 24-team Club World Cup from 2021 though UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia, who will be re-elected on Thursday, is opposed to the idea.