Challenges facing the newly-elected FIFA president

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Challenges facing the newly-elected FIFA president6

European Football’s Gianni Infantino has been elected as the new FIFA president. His task now is to restore the reputation of world football’s governing body that has been plagued by a corruption scandal.

Infantino, who holds dual Italian-Swiss citizenship, is promising a new era for FIFA.

CCTV’s Dan Williams reports from Zurich.

 
Challenges facing the newly-elected FIFA president

Challenges facing the newly-elected FIFA president

European Football's Gianni Infantino has been elected as the new FIFA president. His task now is to restore the reputation of world football's governing body that has been plagued by a corruption scandal.

FIFA has a new president for the first time since 1998. Gianni Infantino succeeded fellow Swiss Sepp Blatter as President of World football’s governing body but his election was not without drama.

After nine months of uncertainty, FIFA has a new President. The task ahead of Infantino is significant. FIFA’s image remains tarnished following a succession of controversies. And there could be further revelations to come with two ongoing investigations into world football.


Turning the page on Sepp Blatter

A little under a year ago, Sepp Blatter was re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA President right in the middle of the biggest scandal ever to hit world football.

That was the beginning of the end for a man who’d spent much of his tenure riding out corruption scandal after scandal.

CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough reports.

Turning the page on Sepp Blatter

Turning the page on Sepp Blatter

A little under a year ago, Sepp Blatter was re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA President right in the middle of the biggest scandal ever to hit world football.


Author Jamil Chade on the FIFA presidency

CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar spoke to Jamil Chade, a newspaper columnist in Brazil. Chade is also the author of the upcoming book “Politics, Bribes and Football”.

Author Jamil Chade on the FIFA presidency

Author Jamil Chade on the FIFA presidency

CCTV America's Asieh Namdar spoke to Jamil Chade, a newspaper columnist in Brazil. Chade is also the author of the upcoming book "Politics, Bribes and Football".