Soccer

FIFA members gather ahead of Gianni Infantino's re-election

AP, AFP-JIJI

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is meeting his 211 voters one day ahead of his re-election for a new four-year term.

Infantino is attending a series of meetings on Tuesday hosted by soccer’s six continental governing bodies in central Paris hotels.

All 211 FIFA member federations meet Wednesday for their annual congress, where Infantino is unopposed to extend a presidential term that began in February 2016.

In related news, China will stage the 2023 Asian Cup after all the other countries in the running dropped their bids, the Asian Football Confederation confirmed on Tuesday, a possible precursor to the country hosting a World Cup.

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