Gianni Infantino smiles during a press conference in Copenhagen on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (Lars Poulsen/POLFOTO via AP) DENMARK OUT
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UEFA's Gianni Infantino said he would work to clean up FIFA from "day one" if elected leader after an evening of close discussions with his Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.The general secretary of the European body was speaking after sitting side-by-side with Sheikh Salman, another leading contender for FIFA, at Sunday's Asian football awards near New Delhi.Infantino and Sheikh Salman, president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), were seen having cordial discussions during the awards ceremony and gala dinner in Gurgaon.A third FIFA candidate, Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, who has been at odds with Sheikh Salman in the past, was seated elsewhere. Sheikh Salman and Infantino are shaping as the leading candidates to take over FIFA, after a period of unprecedented turmoil sparked by a series of corruption claims.
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