Tass, November 21, the Russian Football Union (RFU) supported the Candidate of the current President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) of the Swiss Jani Infantino in the election of a new head of the organization. It is reported by the press service of the RFU.
This decision was made during the Bureau of the Executive Committee of the RFU, which was on Wednesday.
Earlier, Infantino announced a new election campaign for the post of FIFA. Elections will be held on June 5, 2019 in the organization's congress in Paris. The deadline for nominations is Feb 5, 5 – the last day of the announcement of the names of the admitted candidates to the FIFA associations.
Infantino was elected president of FIFA in February 2016 after a corruption scandal, as a result of which Joseph Blater left the head of the organization. Under the leadership of Infantino, a package of reforms aimed at the financial and rehabilitative rehabilitation of FIFA has been implemented.