Wed 15 March 2023 | 15:50

Germany announces opposition to Infantino's re-election

The FIFA president is supposed to be re-elected on Thursday. However, the German Football Association announces it will not support the decision.

With no challenger coming forward to stand against him, Gianni Infantino is set to be re-elected at the 74th FIFA Congress on Thursday in the Rwandan capital Kigali. However, Germany has publicly declared they do not back the decision. The DFB also revealed it has contacted FIFA on a matter of issues but has received no reply.

DFB president Bernd Neuendorf said: "

The DFB will not support the re-election of FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Kigali.

"We have received little to no substantial information from FIFA in response to several inquiries from our part in recent weeks, especially on contentious issues.

"However, we can expect FIFA to take the concerns of its member associations seriously and address them.

"FIFA should become much more transparent and open in its dealings with the national associations."

Neuendorf previously criticized FIFA over the OneLove armband and restricting teams' political protests at the Qatar World Cup.

"It is in its own interests to explain how and why certain decisions are made and who is involved in them. This has not been the case of late,"

he said.

"Nevertheless, there was a constructive exchange between several European member associations and the FIFA president on contentious issues today.

"We therefore remain hopeful that this will lead to an improvement in our cooperation in the future.

"I am interested in maintaining a critical and constructive cooperation with FIFA, in particular with its president, and hope that this can be realised in the coming years."



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