FIFA President & Global Lead in Football
Gianni Infantino is the Global Lead in Football, elected as FIFA President during the Extraordinary Congress of 2016, after being UEFA Secretary General from 2009. 2018 was the first year to see him present Football’s most important World Cup trophy. In his first-year heading FIFA, he drew the “players” alongside him, opening the doors of Football to instant replays for referees by introducing the VAR during the 2017 FIFA Confederations cup which was also applied at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Since then, VAR has been cascaded across several leagues in different parts of the world.