NYON: With less than one month to go to the FIFA Presidential election, Gianni Infantino has welcomed the support of South American confederation CONMEBOL in the wake of that of of the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) and the UEFA executive committee.

The 45-year-old general secretary of the European federation said:  “I have met and discussed the future of FIFA and the global game with many Football heads all over the world in recent weeks and months and these conversations, based on placing football back on the centre stage, have reaffirmed my view we are at the dawn of a new era.

“We must seize this opportunity and introduce a new order of responsible leadership at FIFA.

“Associations are the bedrock of our game and I look forward to meeting with more colleagues between now and 26 February to discuss how together we can deliver change and rebuild trust in FIFA. I will work tirelessly to restore FIFA’s reputation and give back to the game the credible, trustworthy governing body it deserves. Together we can take FIFA forward.”