New FIFA president and more #WomenInFIFA

(Feb. 26, 2016) - It was an historic day for FIFA on Friday. Gianni Infantino was voted as the new president, and FIFA's Member Associations approved a reform that will see more promotion of women.

<p><strong>(Feb. 26, 2016)</strong> - It was an historic day for FIFA on Friday.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial;">Gianni Infantino was voted as the new president of FIFA, succeeding Sepp Blatter, who was ousted last year and subsequently banned from the sport for six years due to &ldquo;breaching ethics guidelines.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial;">Infantino, the 45-year-old secretary general of UEFA, won on the second ballot during Friday&rsquo;s elections.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial;">&quot;I will work tirelessly to bring football back to FIFA and FIFA back to football,&rdquo; said Infantino, adding that he wants to &ldquo;restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIFA.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial;">The other big news of the day was that FIFA&rsquo;s Member Associations approved &ldquo;a package of landmark reforms that pave the way for significant improvements to the governance of global football, including &hellip; commitments to promoting women in football&hellip;&rdquo;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Historic moment of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFA?src=hash">#FIFA</a> reform <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/genderequality?src=hash">#genderequality</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WomenInFIFA?src=hash">#WomenInFIFA</a> <a href="https://t.co/OFz7eN9cbE">pic.twitter.com/OFz7eN9cbE</a></p> &mdash; moya dodd (@moyadodd) <a href="https://twitter.com/moyadodd/status/703164367840243715">February 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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