Infantino in charge: How Gianni got the job

Updated 1813 GMT (0213 HKT) February 26, 2016
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Gianni Infantino was elected as the new president of FIFA after seeing off his four rivals in the second round of voting. The general secretary of UEFA, Europe's governing body, replaces Sepp Blatter at the top of world football. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Infantino, who polled 115 votes in the second round, finished ahead of main rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who received 88. They both finished ahead of Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein and Frenchmana Jerome Champagne. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Blatter ruled FIFA for 17 years, but football's world governing body was forced to look for a new head after it fell into crisis last year. Blatter has since been banned from all football-related activities. Valeriano Di Domenico/AFP/Getty Images
Infantino, the Swiss-Italian lawyer wants to expand the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams He told delegates: "I want to be the president of all of you, of all 209 nations." Harold Cunningham/Getty Images Europe
Asian Football Confederation chief Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was expected to be one of the frontrunners. He failed to add to his 88 votes from the first round of voting. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/AFP/Getty Images