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Switzerland: FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino says 'spasibo' to Russia03:14

Switzerland: FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino says 'spasibo' to Russia

Switzerland, Nyon
January 22, 2016 at 19:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pedro Pinto, UEFA Chief of communications, and Gianni Infantino, UEFA General Secretary and FIFA presidential candidate, spoke during a press conference at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Friday.

Pinto, speaking on behalf of the UEFA executive committee, affirmed that they "unanimously endorse Gianni Infantino's candidacy for the FIFA Presidency" as "we are certain he is the right man to take FIFA forward now." Regarding the suspension of UEFA President Michel Platini, Pinto added that they hope "that his name is cleared and he can return to the Europan football family as quickly as possible."

As for Infantino, he stated that he is very confident "from what I've heard here today by the 54 associations" and stressed that he is "very grateful for the support I received." He also wanted to thank Russia especially for its support for his candidacy, and send "a big 'spasibo' to the Russian FA, to Russia, for also having expressed their support for me."

Switzerland: FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino says 'spasibo' to Russia03:14
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Pedro Pinto, UEFA Chief of communications, and Gianni Infantino, UEFA General Secretary and FIFA presidential candidate, spoke during a press conference at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Friday.

Pinto, speaking on behalf of the UEFA executive committee, affirmed that they "unanimously endorse Gianni Infantino's candidacy for the FIFA Presidency" as "we are certain he is the right man to take FIFA forward now." Regarding the suspension of UEFA President Michel Platini, Pinto added that they hope "that his name is cleared and he can return to the Europan football family as quickly as possible."

As for Infantino, he stated that he is very confident "from what I've heard here today by the 54 associations" and stressed that he is "very grateful for the support I received." He also wanted to thank Russia especially for its support for his candidacy, and send "a big 'spasibo' to the Russian FA, to Russia, for also having expressed their support for me."

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