What They're Saying: Gianni Infantino

“Ever since I was elected, we have shown our determination to eradicate malpractice that tarnished FIFA’s reputation in the past, and we have reiterated our willingness to cooperate and assist the authorities in their investigation and prosecution of corruption, which has no place in football. I have had similar meetings in Switzerland, and FIFA’s lawyers are also in regular contact with prosecutors and law enforcement agencies wherever and whenever needed. In this way, I am fully convinced that the credibility and reputation of FIFA is being restored at the highest level."

-- FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who is under criminal investigation in Switzerland related to meetings with Switzerland’s attorney general, Michael Lauber, on what FIFA described as his "courtesy visit" to the offices of the U.S. Department of Justice to meet U.S. attorney general William Barr "to personally thank the U.S. authorities, and especially the DOJ, for their work in the fight against corruption in football." Infantino was in Washington to attend the signing of the diplomatic agreement between Bahrain, Israel and the United Arab Emirates and meet with President Donald Trump. (FIFA.com)
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