Central America federation backing Infantino bid


PANAMA CITY: Gianni Infantino’s bid to become FIFA President received a boost on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) after the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) endorsed his campaign for world soccer’s top job. A statement from UNCAF said the regional federation — which represents seven votes in next month’s FIFA presidential election — had opted to support the UEFA general secretary. UNCAF comprises Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Belize and Nicaragua. Infantino joined the race to succeed suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter on February 26 following the ban handed down to UEFA supremo Michel Platini. Infantino has vowed to clean up FIFA if elected after months of corruption allegations which have plunged the global football body into the worst crisis in its history.



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