Gianni Infantino Elected FIFA President
Will his reign be more of the same? Infantino, who won after two rounds of voting, was previously a deputy to UEFA president Michel Platini, who’s been suspended over an ongoing corruption scandal along with former FIFA top dog Sepp Blatter. Infantino beat out Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, a Bahraini royal, Jerome Champagne, a French former FIFA executive, and South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale. FIFA voters also approved a package of reforms, including the dissolution of the body’s Executive Committee, which will now be the Infantino’s responsibility to implement.