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FIFA President Gianni Infantino Claims His Salary Will Be Under $2M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 29 / 16

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that he will make less than 2M Swiss francs ($2.04M) a year, "well below the salary of his disgraced predecessor, Sepp Blatter," according to the AFP. Infantino has not yet agreed to terms with FIFA but speaking to Switzerland’s Blick newspaper, he said tha...

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