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    Fifa president Infantino gets Oceania support in re-election bid

    Nov 23, 2018
    PHOTO: ap

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand — The 11-member Oceania Football Confederation says it is backing FIFA President Gianni Infantino for re-election.

    The Oceania group says its executive committee — comprising 11-member federation presidents in New Zealand and the Pacific islands — voted unanimously to support the FIFA leader.

    Infantino is seeking a full four-year term from 211 FIFA member countries at a June 5 vote in Paris. He was elected in February 2016 to complete the mandate of Sepp Blatter, who was banned by FIFA's ethics committee.

    Infantino has no clear challenger yet before a Feb. 5 deadline for potential candidates.

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