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FIFA president gets votes pledge from Caribbean

December 21, 2018
ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 12 de abril de 2018, el presidente de la FIFA Gianni Infantino durante un congreso de la Conmebol en Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Foto/Martín Ruggiero)

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino still looks set to be re-elected unopposed, with a pledge of 25 votes from Caribbean soccer federations.

The Caribbean Football Union says its executive committee agreed unanimous support for Infantino for the June 5 vote in Paris.

The CFU says all its members “already provided individual letters of support.”

Infantino has promises from a majority of the 211 FIFA member federations.

The deadline for a rival candidate to declare is Feb. 5.

Infantino is seeking a first full four-year mandate. The Swiss lawyer was elected in February 2016 to complete the fifth term of Sepp Blatter, who was banned by FIFA’s ethics committee.

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