The 45-year-old multilingual Swiss-Italian lawyer was elected as the new FIFA president yesterday, ending Sepp Blatter's controversial, rollercoaster 18 years in charge.
     
"He's not a politician. He's not a superstar. He's just very together, very organised," said Greg Dyke, chairman of England's Football Association.

"He has run UEFA really well and he'll be great as the president of FIFA,” he added.

Infantino had served for seven years as general secretary of UEFA where he was Michel Platini's right-hand man. But with Platini serving a six-year ban, Infantino entered the race and sensationally snatched the job so coveted by the Frenchman.

One of the men to lose out to Infantino in the vote was Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan who said he hopes to see FIFA make real progress.

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