February 1 – Concacaf are the latest confederation to come out and formally support Gianni Infantino for re-election as FIFA president in Paris on June 5.
CONCACAF announced the decision following its council meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica though it is relatively meaningless – except in public relations terms – given that Infantino will be the only candidate unless Ramon Vega goes ahead with his challenge, as reported exclusively by Insideworldfootball.
February 5 is the deadline for candidates and Infantino is seeking a first full term following his February 2016 election to replace Sepp Blatter.
With public promises of support at stake, Concacaf are anxious not to rock the boat especially as they are hosting the all-important FIFA Council meeting in Miami next month.
In addition to that, CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani has been a leading cheerleader for Infantino every time the latter’s integrity has been called into question.
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